The small,yet bustling island of Curacao has become one of the hottest destinations in the Caribbean. A paradise for scuba divers, beach and nature lovers and shoppers alike, it's ruggedly beautiful landscape provides endless opportunities for fun.
Enjoy,scuba diving,snorkeling,sailing and fishing tours. Immerse yourself in mysterious and colorful reef at over 60 dive sites. Relax on beaches; explore Curacao's crown jewel,Wilemstad,a UNESCOworld Heritage site and a lively port great for all kinds of shopping,great restaurants with international cuisine, and nightlife sports. Punda and Ortrobanda,both sides of Wilemstad are main shopping areas visited by tourists and cruise ship passengers year round.
The island is located in the South Caribbean Sea, outside the hurricane belt and only 70 miles off the coast of Venezuela. The island is 38 miles long (61km) and 3 miles wide (5km). The 150,000 inhabitants consist of more than 50 different nationalities. Dutch is the official language and Papiamento is the native tongue. English and Spanish are widely spoken by the majority of the population.
Curacao has a stable climate. The year's average maximum temperature is 88 degrees Fahrenheit (31.2 degrees Celsius). The low is 78 degrees Fahrenheit (25.3 degrees Celsius). Constant trade winds from the east ensure a pleasant breeze over the island. The average visibility is 60 to 100 feet (20 to 30 meters).
The average water temperature low to mid 80's year round!