Visiting Curacao

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Stories and Tips Curacao

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Curacao Beaches and Snorkeling

Written by lovethecaribbean on 12 Mar, 2011

Our main interest was snorkeling and I must say that Curacao had the best snorkeling that I have experienced in the Caribbean (I have been to St. John, BVI’s, Grand Cayman, Cozumel, Riviera Maya, Belize, Anguilla, St. Martin, St Barts, St. Kitts, Antigua, Puerto Rico…Read More

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Watching Flamingos in Curacao

Written by european traveller on 17 May, 2006

"I am just so happy," Mrs. Amorella almost sang with a beaming smile. And who wouldn’t be, we were in the back of her white, minivan taxi on a beautiful, bright, sunny—not hot actually—October day in Curaçao on our way to colourful Willemstad. And if…Read More

Thursday - Sunday

Written by jbunky on 22 Nov, 2005

Thursday - We ventured out to the east end of the island for some more snorkeling. This part of the island is markedly more developed – there is even a McDonalds and KFC. We drove through a high-class residential area (think Hollywood Hills in the…Read More

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Thoughts On Curacao

Written by kleslie on 23 Aug, 2005

Below is an excerpt to a coworker regarding his query on Curacao: Depending on your budget and taste for adventure, you options for hotels are varied. Actually, you can explore the new site There is an accommodations guide on there that will at least…Read More


Written by DebbySav on 29 Jan, 2004

The West End beaches are our favorites in Curacao!! And of those, we like Porto Maria, Cas Abao, and Playa Kalki the best!! All three have excellent snorkeling right off the beach. Playa Kalki has a long pier, which is fun for jumping in the…Read More

Ferries between Curacao and Bonnaire

Written by okika on 01 May, 2003

Before going to Curacao in April, we checked on the Internet for ferries between those two islands, and found the Flamingo Fast Ferries, operating from Curacao, with their schedule and prices, on a website last updated in April 2003. How disappointing to discover they have…Read More

Drinking in Curacao

Written by okika on 01 May, 2003

The island is famous for its blue liqueur called "Curacao"; we can recommend another one, also made on the island, called "Amaretto", which makes an excellent drink when mixed with orange juice and some ice. And the Dutch beer called Amstel really beats the local…Read More


Written by bvormittag on 17 Jan, 2001

BEWARE: The Island charges you a TWENTY USD ($20) DEPARTURE TAX. This really bothered me. It will NOT be included in any tour packages, it is not posted anywhere while entering the island, but if you want to leave, you have to shell…Read More

Beach Time

Written by cassell90 on 29 Apr, 2006

Spent most of the time at the beach! Scuba diving was disappointing because recent storms had destroyed a lot of coral. The diving is all shore diving as well—no boat diving.We went to a beach frequented by locals, so the environment was cool and relaxed.…Read More

Sunday - Wednesday

Written by jbunky on 22 Nov, 2005

Sunday Rob and I arrived in Curacao after relatively smooth flights. I wore my tiara in hopes of inspiring the ticket agent to upgrade us to first-class, but to no avail. The flight attendant from Puerto Rico to Curacao did address me as “your…Read More

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