5 Facts about Curacao
- Curacao's port town, Willemstad, has been an UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997. With a stream of buildings in the most beautiful pastel colors, this spot will be one to remember.
- One word, different meanings. In Curacao, the word 'Dushi' (pronounced: Doo-shee) is a word that means many things. Sweetheart, delicious, tasty, nice, good or great.
- Vitamin SEA. The locals in Curacao don't just swim in the beautiful ocean surrounding the Island, they drink it too. The tap water on the Island is purified ocean water, making the local tap water one of the best in the world.
- Local cuisine. If you want to try the most authentic local dishes, Marshe Bieu in the city area is the place to be!
- Multilingual. The locals in Curacao speak many different languages. Because the local language (papiamentu) is a mix of different languages, English, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese and sometimes even French can be well understood.
5 Do's & Don'ts in Curacao
- DO make a trip to the west side of the Island, called West Point. The Island's most beautiful beaches can be found here
- DON'T stay in an all inclusive hotel. The Island cuisine has so much to offer. So many amazing restaurants and hidden spots you don't want to miss.
- DO book some excursions, like swimming with dolphins, diving around shipwrecks, ATV tours around the Island or even a bus tour to show you around the Island.
- DON'T underestimate the weather. Curacao is known for 'Summer Year Round', but the heat can get the best of you. Stay hydrated, eat well and keep your sunscreen close to you.
- DO make the best of your stay in Curacao, explore as much as possible, take pictures, make memories and make sure you return once again!
Art, culture and historyAs you might have heard or read, Curacao is known for having colorful buildings all over the Island. If you're taking a walk in the city of Willemstad, you will definitely notice the colorful murals across the buildings. Local artists have dedicated their time to help our city center make a statement. Aside from all the street art, there are also many museums around the Island. The Maritime Museum, Jewish Museum and Curacao Museum are just a few we can mention. There are some souvenirs you should definitely consider taking home with you, for example the famous Chichi dolls which are handmade by local artists. You can customize your very own Chichi doll and keep it as a treasure forever.