Curaçao is a safe place and an interesting place for a family holiday. Curaçao is a Caribbean island in the southern Caribbean Sea, located in between Aruba and Bonaire. Curaçao is one of the five islands of the Netherlands Antilles part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the Caribbean. Curaçao is the largest of the five islands and most populous of the ABC islands- 55 km off the coast of Venezuela and 800 miles north of the equator. Curaçao is constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Its capital is Willemstad. The island is about 62 km long and 14 km wide. Curaçao is famous with its many small and beautiful secluded beaches surrounded by clear and refreshing water and for its sunny climate. Curaçao is also famous with a non-native plant similar to an orange, called liqueur (Curaçao) which is flavored with the dried sweetened peel of the laraha citrus fruit.
Curaçao Originally settled by Arawak Indians. Curacao was under by the Dutch loyalty since 1634 along with the neighboring island of the ABC islands and Caribbean Sea. Their descents are from many different ethnic backgrounds more than 50, most of whom are a mixture Arawak Indian, Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish, English, French, and African (Curacao was the center of slave trade ), which explains the island’s international flavor. Curaçao lies well below the hurricane belt, it is sunny all the time, which mainly bring people here. At night it doesn’t get much colder than during the day, the constant tradewinds keeps the island cool.
There are 38 different small sandy bays and beaches with crystal clear water. Most beaches are located on the southern coast of the island som are sheltered by towering cliffs, others with deep caves created by the pounding surf, for example the Hato Caves which are limestone caves. The Hato Caves were formed below sea level thousands of years ago covers an area of 4900 m2, and as the water level dropped with the Ice Ages the cave became exposed. The Hato Caves is the home to the beatiful limestone formations, romantic pools, and waterfall. Outside the cave Caquetios Indians carved Petroglyphs into the rock wall were their religious ceremonies took place 1500 years ago. Curaçao is known for its underwater paradise and has long been overlooked by diving enthusiasts, and the scuba diving , deep sea fishing are the breathtaking experience there. Curaçao has over forty dive spots. the diving spots are accessible from beaches which allows a combination of beach time and diving. Curaçao is also a great spot for bargain-hunters. Curaçao is famous for its duty-free shopping, the main shopping areas are Punda, Otrabanda, and Saliña. Shoes, clothing, jewelry, tobacco, and watches are usually main shopping buys. Curacao is the Caribbean’s hidden treasure. Where many activities are available for the whole family, festivals all year long. You will fall in love with Curacao’s outdoor adventure, and welcoming culture.