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.