About the Island

As you prepare for your adventure on the captivating island of Curaçao, we’d like to share some quick facts to enhance your knowledge:

The island of Curaçao is famous for its capital, Willemstad, and is surrounded by turquoise waters. Derived from its indigenous flora, Curaçao’s name is attributed to the local “kurá hulanda” tree, which refers to the strong, hardy wood found on the island.  Originally inhabited by the Arawak and Caquetio peoples, Curaçao saw a transition of power from Spanish to Dutch rule during the 16th to 18th centuries.  Today, it remains an autonomous country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

  • Capital: Willemstad
  • Population: Approximately 166,052
  • Size: 171.4 square miles
  • Language: Dutch, English, and Papiamentu
  • Currency: Netherlands Antillean guilder (ANG)
  • Electricity: 127 volts/50 cycles AC (compatible with North American appliances)
  • Area Code: +5999
  • Time: Atlantic: Standard Time: does not observe Daylight Saving Time.

Most visitors to Curaçao do not require visas, but it is advisable to check the specific travel requirements and have a return or onward ticket before your trip.

For further details, we recommend visiting the official Curaçao Tourism Board’s website.  There you’ll find comprehensive information about the island and any necessary travel documentation. To delve deeper into the experiences awaiting you on the island. 

Get ready for an extraordinary journey in Curaçao!