When you land in Curaçao, less than three hours from Miami, you might be surprised to encounter rows of Dutch-style homes alongside the turquoise water. You’ll overhear conversations in Dutch, Spanish, English, and Papiamentu, the local dialect that’s a mix of all three. Almost everyone will smile, wave, and say “bon dia.” There’s a wealth of nature, beaches, history, and culture to explore, and we share the best here in our Curaçao Travel Guide.
The island is a delightful mix of cultures from the Americas and Europe, and heavily influenced by the Dutch, who colonized the island in 1634. Today Curaçao is part of the Netherlands Antilles, and residents freely travel back and forth between Amsterdam to Curaçao. It’s a modern global paradise.