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Curacao is Heating Up as a Caribbean Destination

Pastel-hued Curacao shore houses

The ‘ABC Islands’, Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao, are the westernmost islands of the Leeward Antilles chain of the Caribbean. They are actually so close to Venezuela that they could have been a part of that country had early Spanish explorers found anything to whet their appetites for riches and youth. Instead, the Dutch eventually colonized the islands and this heritage is still strong and can be seen in much of the lovely, colorful architecture throughout the islands. Today we will focus on the “C” island, Curacao.

Chosen as the Favorite Caribbean Destination for 2012 by the readers of, one of the Top 10 Destinations for 2012 by Frommer’s and a 2012 Honeymoon Hot Spot by Condé Nast Traveler, the tiny, yet bustling island of Curaçao has become one of the hottest destinations in the Caribbean for discerning travelers. A paradise for scuba drivers and nature lovers alike. Its ruggedly beautiful landscape provides endless opportunities for fun. Conquer the island’s open spaces and enjoy exhilarating hiking, biking, and ATV tours.

According to,Curacao’s tropical climate averages 80 degrees year round and the frequent trade winds make the weather comfortable. As a result, the “dress code” is always “island casual.” Anytime is a great time of the year to travel here, however, to avoid crowds and high prices, May to November is off season. The rainy season is from November to December, but Curacao receives less rain than other Caribbean destinations. Curacao is rarely impacted by hurricanes.

U.S. dollars and major credit cards are also accepted by most establishments. Some English is spoken by locals. Spanish and Papiamento are also widely used. You can make phone calls or use the internet at stations near the cruise port. Get a local phone card for the best rates.

Celebrating a long tradition of hospitality, Curacao welcomes visitors with an attractive assortment of accommodations fitting any travel budget. Here on a family vacation? Stay at a fun, all-inclusive beachfront resort. Looking to stoke the flames of passion during your honeymoon or romantic getaway? Some of the best Curacao hotels are secluded oceanfront villas and bungalows…

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