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Our top 10 travel tips for curacao

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Here are our top 10 travel tips for Curaçao:

  1. Pack sunscreen and protective clothing: The sun is stronger at this latitude than it is at higher latitudes, so it is important to take precautions to avoid sunburn and other forms of sun damage.

  2. Drink bottled water: While the tap water on Curaçao is generally safe to drink, it is always a good idea to err on the side of caution and drink bottled water to avoid any potential gastrointestinal issues.

  3. Learn some basic Dutch phrases: Curaçao is a Dutch-speaking island, and many of the locals are fluent in both Dutch and Papiamento, the local creole language. Knowing a few basic phrases in Dutch can go a long way in helping you communicate with the locals.

  4. Take cash with you: While many places on the island accept credit and debit cards, it is always a good idea to have some cash on hand, especially if you are planning to visit smaller businesses or markets.

  5. Rent a car: While taxis are readily available on the island, renting a car can give you more flexibility and independence when exploring the island. Just be sure to drive on the right side of the road!

  6. Respect the marine life: Curaçao is home to a wide variety of marine life, including coral reefs and sea turtles. Be sure to follow all rules and guidelines when diving or snorkeling, and avoid touching or disturbing the marine life.

  7. Try the local cuisine: Curaçao has a diverse culinary scene, with influences from Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, and African cultures. Be sure to try some local dishes such as kabritu (stewed goat) and funchi (cornmeal porridge).

  8. Shop locally: Curaçao has a range of artisanal markets and shops selling handmade crafts and souvenirs. Consider supporting the local economy by purchasing locally made products.

  9. Use insect repellent: While the island is generally free of mosquitos, it is always a good idea to use insect repellent to protect yourself from bug bites.

  10. Don't forget your passport: Curaçao is a Dutch territory, so you will need a valid passport to enter the country. Be sure to bring your passport with you and keep it in a safe place while you are traveling.

I hope these tips are helpful in planning your trip to Curaçao!

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