120 Volts; 50 hz.
For more information please visit: http://users.telenet.be/worldstandards/electricity.htm
American Airlines, Continental Airlines, K.L.M., Martin Air and T.U.I. have several daily flights to Curaçao.
For more information please visit: http://www.curacao.com/Plan-Your-Trip/Getting-to-Curacao/Airlines
Curaçao International Airport (CUR)
The airport is located in the northern part of the island, approximately 11 km from the capital, Willemstad.
Curaçao International Airport departure tax
When departing from Curaçao International Airport, a tax of NAf 14.50 must be paid for local flights (Bonaire and St. Martin) or NAf 57.60 for all other flights.
If you are traveling with American Airlines, Continental Airlines, K.L.M., Martin Air or T.U.I., this tax is already included in your ticket.
Car rental at Curaçao Airport
Several international and local car rental companies operate at the terminal (Avis, Budget, Hertz and Nacional).
For more information please visit: http://www.curacao.com/Plan-Your-Trip/Transportation/Car-Rentals
Taxis can be found outside the arrivals hall. In Curaçao taxi fees must be negotiated.
The cost for getting to downtown Willemstad is NAf 22-28.
For transporting a fifth passenger, an additional fee of 25% or more will be charged. This also applies for trips between 23.00 and 06.00 hours.
The trip to the WTC will take approximately 30 minutes and cost about 30 US dollars.
For more information please visit: http://www.curacao.com/Plan-Your-Trip/Transportation/Taxi-Service
Duty free shopping
When arriving at the airport you will find a small duty free shop which is open from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Curaçao Tourism Authority
There is a tourist information office at the airport which is open from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
We recommend tipping the airport baggage handlers Nafl.1 per piece of luggage. In general, 10% is added at restaurants.
Visitors are advised to wear light clothing.
For more information please visit: http://www.curacao.com/Plan-Your-Trip/What-You-Should-Know/What-to-Wear
As in any other major city, personal safety must be considered. For this reason:
|Keep an eye on your luggage. Use large and colorful labels to that allow you to identify them easily.|
|Change your money only in exchange houses at airports or authorized bank agencies. Do not accept help from strangers in airports.|
|Only use official taxis. Keep the windows of your vehicle rolled up at all times, specially at night, and always ask the driver to keep your valuable belongings, such as laptops, in the trunk.|
|Always keep your belongings in sight, specially when in open areas such as restaurants, parks, and even in the event's venue. Do not leave purses, bags, photo or video cameras hanging on chairs or on the floor.|
|Do not wear expensive-looking jewelry or watches. Do not carry large amounts of cash.|
|Do not disclose your personal data to unknown persons and avoid carrying passports and travel checks when you go for a walk or a drive around the city. In case of loss, theft or robbery, report the fact immediately to the local police.|
|For your peace of mind, keep valuable objects, documents, passport and airplane tickets locked inside your hotel room safe and use photocopies of your documents when you go out.|
|If you go out for a walk or to public areas, keep your belongings near to your body and avoid going out alone. It is recommended that you avoid going out with your notebook or other electronic devices.|
|If you need an ATM machine, preferably use those located inside malls (shopping centers) or banks. Avoid cash machines on streets or dark places. If you need help, always ask a bank employee.|