Cu­raçao

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ith its colour­ful pop­u­la­tion and its au­then­tic ar­chi­tec­ture, Cu­raçao is one of the most beau­ti­ful and in­ter­est­ing is­lands of the Caribbean. The is­land is about 40 miles from Venezuela and if you are look­ing for sun­shine, pearly white beaches and a turquoise sea you have found the right place. But it doesn’t stop there: rent a car and go on a road trip to dis­cover the is­land; take an early

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morn­ing hike up the Christof­fel Moun­tain and ad­mire the view of the Cu­raçao coun­try­side; stroll around Willem­stad to see the unique colour­ful houses at the Han­del­skade; visit the coun­try man­sions, or ‘land­huizen’ as the lo­cals call them; dance a pas­sion­ate salsa while drink­ing a cock­tail on a trendy beach; or eat a pastechi at a Snèk. Cu­raçao is pic­turesque, hon­est, un­re­strained, colour­ful and di­verse, with a beauty that never ends. Dis­cover it your­self!

FAST FACTS

Cu­raçao is a melt­ing pot of more than 50 na­tion­al­i­ties and 150,000 in­hab­i­tants.

Afro-caribbean tra­di­tions shape Cu­raçao to the present day. Ex­am­ples in­clude the lan­guage, Tambú mu­sic, cook­ery, re­li­gion and spir­i­tu­al­ity.

Cu­raçao has a wide choice of ac­com­mo­da­tion, from lux­ury to lo­cal colour. Choose any­thing from beach re­sorts to charm­ing B&BS with home-cooked meals.

KEY EVENT

Cu­raçao North Sea Jazz takes place at the end of Au­gust with three days of mu­sic.

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