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5 things you should know about Curacao

5 things you should know about Curacao

Are you planning to go on holiday to our beautiful island? Then there are a number of things you should know about Curaçao. Curaçao, for example, is located in a different time zone and in a different climate. A number of things you should take into account. In this article you can read 5 things you should know about Curaçao.

Gratis strand Grote Knip

What time is it in Curacao?

Curaçao is on the other side of the world, so also in a different time zone. Curaçao falls in time zone UTC –4. This means that during our summer time it is 6 hours earlier in Curaçao and during our winter time, it is 5 hours earlier. It is important to take this into account if you fly to this sunny holiday destination. Throughout the year it gets dark quite early on the island. Between approximately 6:30 PM and 7:00 PM. At noon the sun is at its peak, which means that you should be well protected in the sun at that time. Fortunately, it stays nice and warm in the evenings, despite the sun that sets early.

How long is the flight to Curacao

Flying to Curaçao is generally 9 hours, this is a direct flight. Exactly how long it takes to fly to Curaçao depends strongly on the type of aircraft. There can be a difference of 10% between two types of aircraft. For example, an Airbus A380 flies at an average of 950 kilometers per hour, a Boeing 747, on the other hand, flies at 890 kilometers per hour. The wind force and direction also influence the duration of the flight between the Netherlands and Curaçao. Taxiing at the airports can also take time. However, this is not included in the total flight time. In general, you can therefore assume a flight of 9 hours between the Netherlands and Curaçao.

How big is Curacao?

Curaçao is part of the ABC islands together with Aruba and Bonaire. With an area of ​​444 km2, Curaçao is the largest island of these three. The total length of the island is about 61 kilometers. About 154,000 inhabitants live on the island, which is filled annually by the many tourists. This is due to the snow-white beaches, beautiful underwater world and the beautiful bays of the island. The islanders speak their official language Papiaments, which is a mixture of Dutch, languages ​​from Western Africa and Portuguese. However, Dutch is the official language, so you can speak your own language on the island.

Waarmee betaalt u in Curaçao?

De munteenheid in Curaçao is de Antilliaanse gulden (ANG), Amerikaanse dollars worden bijna overal geaccepteerd. Pinpassen worden overal geaccepteerd en er zijn genoeg betaalautomaten. Met de Nederlandse pinpas kunt u bijna overal terecht, maar het is hierbij wel belangrijk dat je de functie ‘wereldstand’ aanzet. U kunt het beste per transactie zoveel mogelijk geld opnemen, want per transactie worden er kosten in rekening gebracht. Per dag kunt u maximaal €500 euro opnemen. Op Curaçao is het gebruikelijk om fooi te geven. Meestal is fooi van 10-15% gewenst, indien dit niet al inbegrepen is op de rekening

Appartement huren op Curaçao?

Kunt u de prachtige witte stranden en de mooie baaien niet weerstaan? Boek dan snel uw vakantie bij ABC-appartementen. Onze appartementen zijn volledig ingericht en betaalbaar. Liever iets luxers? Bekijk dan eens onze volledig ingerichte lodges. Ons resort is centraal gelegen, waar u kunt genieten van een heerlijke cocktail aan de bar of relaxen in de infinitypool. Wilt u erop uit? Of Willemstad bezoeken? U kunt bij ons een auto huren, zodat u de hele dag het eiland kunt verkennen. Wacht niet te lang en bekijk onze appartementen en lodges.

Grote Knip

Het zandstrand bij de Grote Knip wordt ook al Playa Abou genoemd. Het is een groot uitgestrekt strand dat u gratis kunt bezoeken. Ten opzichte van het strand van Jan Thiel, beschikt dit strand over minder luxe faciliteiten, hier kunt u op uw handdoekje onder een palmboom genieten van het tropische weer. Restaurantjes en luxe strandbedjes zal u er niet vinden.

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