Curacao is a member of the Dutch Antilles, located about 56km north of the coast of Venezuela and is the "C" in the Dutch Caribbean "ABC" islands. It’s a very popular spot with tourists who love warm weather, duty-free shopping, lively casinos and water sports galore. It also has some of the grandest high-rise resort hotels in all of the Caribbean.
The island is predominantly Dutch and is known for its ocean front pastel coloured buildings, classic Dutch-style windmills, and unique colourful architecture.
Cruise ships make regular port stops here and there are two main docks, one of which is located just a few minutes walk from downtown Willemstad, the island’s capital city. Taxis are readily available, though they are not metered, so be sure to ask your driver for a rate card or a quote to get to your destination. He’ll gladly provide one. A bus service covers almost anywhere on the island. Rental cars are available, with rates ranging from $35 to $45 per day.