Willemstad, Curaçao

A Summary of Curaçao

A Sweet Breeze

Curaçao is one of those places that you don't really hear about but once you experience it, you try to keep it a secret, so that it remains untarnished by too many travelers. Curaçao is a mix of Spanish, Dutch, and African citizens that melded together to create a welcoming and relaxing sense of home. This tiny island is part of the ABC island chain. It has more cult than its sister Bonaire but falls into the shadow of its counterpart Aruba. Curaçao is a wonderful place to go and relax without the looming sense of needing rush that can often be found in many touristy areas.

It is home to so many different beaches that you can rent a car and drive around the island in one day attempting to see them all. However, you'll probably end up getting sucked in the first or second beach you come to, relaxing in the beautiful sea breeze and soaking up the rays of sunshine. This Caribbean gem is only 10 miles wide and 40 miles long with a population of 130,000, smaller than most American metropolises.

The island is teeming with the restaurants full of flavor from every corner of the earth. Many of the menus are served in both Dutch and Spanish and often times leave English far off the menu. This makes sense when you notice most tourists come from Eastern Europe, as Curaçao is a Dutch Netherlands territory. You can exchange your money for the local currency however most euros in dollar bills are widely accepted. This island is the perfect speed if you are looking to sit back and rest to island time.

By Kandice