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About CURACAO...

Curacao is part of the Netherlands Antilles and the colourful Dutch waterfront architecture of the capital Willemstad – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – is one of the island's best known attractions. Curacao is an excellent choice for divers, who often combine a stay with visits to other diving islands in the region. In terms of accommodation, there are some big brand-name hotels and smaller guesthouses. Other activities include some nature and birding, culture and history in Willemstad. Locals are very welcoming.

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Best for:
Scuba diving and snorkelling, meandering around Willemstad
What for:
Beaches, Culture & Heritage, Scuba Diving
Not for:
Corporate & Incentives, Flowers & Gardens
How to get there:
Flights from North America, for Europe fly from the Netherlands. Plenty of connections from other Caribbean islands.
Top tip:
Combine a stay on Curacao with the other ABC islands of Aruba and Bonaire.

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Looking for inspiration?

  1. Meander around Willemstad UNESCO World Heritage Site
  2. Scuba dive or snorkel off Klein Curaçao
  3. Spot as many of the 168 bird species as you can

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