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  • Writer's pictureMarilyn Scott

5 Reasons Curacao Needs To Be On Your Caribbean Radar

Let’s imagine a vacation where it’s pretty much guaranteed that it’ll be warm, and there’s plenty of beaches. What did you come up with? I came up with the Caribbean! I’m sure you know it’s one of the premier destinations in the world and attracts tourists all year round.

Now that we thought of the Caribbean, which countries are the usual suspects? Jamaica, The Bahamas, Dominican Republic? Don’t get me wrong, these are fantastic places to visit, but let me tell you about a little-known place: Curacao.

5 Reasons To Consider Curacao

Curacao is a beautiful island located just east of Aruba and just off the coast of Venezuela. Along with Aruba and Bonaire, Curacao is a member of the ABC Islands, the westernmost islands in the Leeward Antilles (commonly known as the southern Caribbean). Here are five reasons why Curacao needs to be on your radar if you’re looking to take a trip to the Caribbean.

1. The Beaches.

Let’s face it; most people visit the Caribbean to indulge in some fun beach activities. There are 35 different beaches to hit while visiting Curacao. Considering that the entire drive only takes 90 minutes, that’s a lot of beaches! Fortunately, they each have a distinct personality and are just waiting for you to explore.

2. Affordability

Sticking to a budget is essential for every traveler, and Curacao makes that a breeze. For such a deluxe travel experience, Curacao leads the rankings as the most affordable Caribbean Island. It also boasts a location outside the hurricane belt, so you can maximize your options for the time of year when you travel.

3. Nightlife

For the social adventurers, Curacao is home to a lively nightlife scene. You’ll find live music (with a multicultural influence), a broad range of genres (from jazz to soca), plenty of dancing opportunities, and of course, bars!

4. Art.

Some folks want a more laid-back experience, and for that, there’s plenty of art across the island for you to enjoy. You can check out the many art galleries, street art, and murals in many places (notably Art Alley in Punda and Art Walk Skalo). This list wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the many museums the island has to offer as well. If you enjoy art, you’ll have plenty of options!

5. Culture.

Curacao is quite well-known for its blending of cultures, which creates a unique Curacaoan identity. While citizens of Curacao carry a Dutch passport, the island is home to the native Arawak, Spanish, Portuguese, and Jewish peoples. Given the proximity to South America, you can also count on a bit of Venezuelan culture mixed in too (naturally expressed in the food too!). A beautiful Caribbean melting pot, Curacao is a great vacation spot to experience cultural diversity.

I really want you to consider Curacao for your next vacation, as it’s an absolute sleeper. Simply put, it’s a beautiful island that’s somewhat lesser-known and much less hassle for setting up a trip. More affordable than the more popular islands in the Caribbean, but just as much fun, you can’t go wrong with Curacao.

All right, now that you’ve got the goods, since any time is a great time to go to Curacao, feel free to schedule a consultation when you get a chance! I can’t wait to hear from you, but in the meantime you can also check out the Curacao section in Dreamworthy Destinations.

Talk to you soon!

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