Curacao is a Lesser Antilles island in the southern Caribbean Sea, approximately 65 km (40 mi) north of Venezuela and part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The official language is Dutch; however, for most people Papiamentu is their native language. English and Spanish are also widely spoken. Many inhabitants speak these four languages fluently.
Located quite close to the equator, Curacao has a warm and sunny climate all year round. Rain season starts in November and ends in January. Heavy, mostly short rain showers will be welcomed after a long period of drought. Curacao is located outside of the hurricane belt, however tropical storms can occur due to hurricanes in the Caribbean area. The island has suffered from extreme rainfall in the past, but in general there is not much reason to worry. A bright sunshine and a nice cool breeze dominate the weather.
Tourism plays a key role in the islands economy. People from all over the world visit Curacao for its white, sandy beaches and friendly people. Especially tourists from the Netherlands and the USA find their way to this Caribbean island. Tourism development is a priority. The island offers upscale hotels and culinary outstanding restaurants but also cozy bed & breakfasts and family owned appartments.
Since Dutch is widely spoken on Curacao and the island is part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, it also attracts many Dutch people, who come to live and work here for a few years. It happens frequenty people fall in love with the Caribbean and never go back.
If we would have to describe Curacao in a few words, it would be: sunny, entertaining, tropical, multicultural, fascinating and owning a lot of potential. If you want to start discovering Curacao, feel free to browse our collection of stock images. We also collected some useful links for you here.