Climate: Curacao enjoys dry season from April to November bringing average air temperatures of 31°C / 89°F. Rainy season is from December to March with average air temperatures of 26°C / 79°F
Water Temperature: 25 – 28°C / 78 – 82°F
Time: UTC -5:00 (ET)
Language: Dutch is the official language. Local Papiemento, English & Spanish are widely spoken.
Currency: Antillean Guilder (ANG) also called Florin. U.S. Dollars accepted throughout the island
Electricity: 110 – 130 Volts. U.S. Standard Plug Type.
Marriage Requirements: Please contact the local tourism board for instructions and requirements.
Airport(s): Curacao International Airport (CUR)
Hyperbaric Chamber: St. Elisabeth Hospital
While in Curacao, you can dive the famous Tugboat, the world’s cutest wreck. Just a few short fin kicks from shore and you’re on the dive of your life. Check out the star coral in the Mushroom Forest and the Superior Producer, another famous wreck that stands upright at 104 feet, brilliant with orange coral. Curacao is located at 12 degrees north and 69 degrees west in the Caribbean, Curacao is just 35 miles north of Venezuela, 42 miles east of Aruba and 30 miles west of Bonaire. Highest elevation is Mount Christoffel at 1,239 feet. The capital, Willemstad, is a UNESCO World Heritage site, rich with culture, unique architecture, museums, and an array of restaurants celebrating native, Caribbean and worldwide cuisine. The island is also recognized for its world-class diving and many land-based activities.
It was OK, Food needed help, Diving was OK, BUT Ruff waters where my group got beat up! Dive Masters did a Great job, helping people, But was a lot of work for all of them. the rest of the service was good.
Nice place but totally disorganized. Rooms are ok. Food good. Staff friendly but mgmt. horrible. Ask 3x for something, hopefully get it. Good diving, friendly dive staff. Make resv. before staying. All the resort staff need to get on the same page. Nice island. Hope to go back someday but probably stay elsewhere.
The house reef at Sunscape Curacao All-Inclusive was amazing. We dove that reef at least once a day. Ocean Encounters is a first class dive operator. The staff on site at Sunscape were very helpful and gave good information about the shore diving. Their boats and procedures are very well set up for the high seas typical in Curacao and the staff are very friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. The reefs were very healthy with huge elkhorn and staghorn coral formations. We saw lots of juvenile french angels and even found a tiny post larval spotted trunk. The resort was well maintained and our room was very comfortable. The food at all the restaurants was good. The down time when not diving was very relaxing. We would definitely go back and recommend to anyone.
Everyone had a good time, Scuba Diving was Good
We had a great time in Curacao. Our stay at Sunscapes was good - the service and food was excellent. They have 4 restaurants along with one big café. Only the Japanese restaurant takes reservations, so you had to get in line for the steak, seafood & Italian ones usually by 6ish in order to be seated by 6:30. Otherwise the next seating may be around 8 - 8:30! The staff were very friendly & did excellent job.
Our room was okay. We paid for the deluxe garden view room - we were in the towers on the main floor and had a view of a service road! The light around our bathroom mirror never worked & I reported in person at the front desk 4 times! The entertainment was good, they had musicians play around 7 - 9 that were excellent. Otherwise the entertainment staff & music was soooo loud. Many other close resorts & entertainment - some that played until 2 am on Sunday & Wednesday nights!! Our room was close to the dive shop so that made it convenient.
Diving was excellent!! The coral and sea life were outstanding. The dive masters were friendly, helpful and entertaining. The main dive shop is located at the Lions dive resort, so we were picked up first & dropped off first. Very organized team. Jorge & Karen Maike at our resort were the best! We went on our first Lion fishing dive & the team of 8 divers scored 47 fish. Our dive master, Ruth did an excellent job in the classroom & on the dive. Saw a giant turtle that saw his reflection in the fish eye lens of the professional photographer & may have thought there was another turtle - attacked her even biting her arm (bruise only). Attacked another diver and bite her BCD! Then left with great speed.
Curacao. Can We Say Choices?
Curacao. Can We Say Choices?
If you are trying to choose your next dive destination, you may want to look no further than Curacao. Who would have thought that an Island just over 444km² (171sq miles) would constantly be named one of the top dive destinations in the Caribbean so many years in a row by so many divers and so many dive related publications?
The word Curacao is thought to dri...Read Blog
Destination Spotlight: Curacao
Bon Bini! (Welcome!)
Where’s our next stop on our virtual tour of beautiful beaches, resorts, and dive destinations?
Curacao! (But you knew that already though, you cheated and looked at the title!)
One of the Caribbean’s hidden treasures and part of the “ABC Islands,” Curacao is famous for its vibrant culture, gorgeous beaches, and almost untouched marine life (which is pretty mu...Read Blog
Must Do Dives: Curacao Pt.I
Curacao is a unique, southern Caribbean, Dutch influenced island that has quickly become a popular dive destination. We've witnessed this islands popularity increase among scuba divers; especially, within the last 5 years, as a variety of dive sites have been discovered.
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Counting down the 10 Must D...Read Blog
Must Do Dives: Curacao Pt.II
A continuation of our 10 Must Do Dives: Curacao
As we mentioned in our Must Do Dives: Curacao Pt.I, Curacao is an unbeatably popular dive destination that is only growing amongst divers.
Below are the last 5 must-do-dives of Curacao.
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This expans...Read Blog