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Curacao Travel Guide

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The "C" in the ABC islands, Curaçao features historic settlements, rugged landscapes, and plenty of fun in the sun. Curaçao's main port city, Willemstad, is what an Old World European city would look like if someone dropped it in the Caribbean. The brightly painted Dutch colonial buildings reflect pinks, yellows, and blues into the cerulean St. Anna Bay. Once you leave the city, the landscape shifts to a desert scene, with spiny ... continue»

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When to Visit Curacao

The best time to visit Curaçao is from May to November, during the off-peak season. During these months, you'll find the lowest airfares and hotel rates, with rooms often priced 20 to 50 percent lower than they are in the high season. Plus, you won't be vying for beach chairs with throngs of other vacationers. What's more, Curaçao doesn't suffer the wrath of hurricane season. Curaçao's weather tends to be sunny even throughout the months that other Caribbean islands experience torrential rains. Only 12 degrees north of the equator, Curaçao's average temperature rests in the mid-80s all year. Most vacationers head to Curaçao between December and April, causing hotel rates and airfare to skyrocket.

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Getting Around Curacao

The best way to get around Curaçao is by car. Most of the larger hotels offer free shuttles into Willemstad, and a public bus system covers the urban centers of the island, but you will want your own set of wheels if you're planning on exploring the rest of the 38-mile-long island. Taxis are available from Curaçao's major airport, Hato International Airport (CUR), about eight miles north of Willemstad. However, cabs can be expensive, especially if you are planning on using them frequently.

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