Curaçao General Information
Curaçao is the largest of the Netherlands Antilles. The island is located in the southern Caribbean sea, approximately 50 km off the west coast of Venezuela. It is well known for its multicolored liqueurs, particularly the Curaçao liqueur, which is flavored with the dried peel of the laraha citrus fruit, grown on the island. It is a rocky island with little agricultural activity. Its main industries are oil refining and tourism.
Area, Population: 444 Km2; 140.796 inhabitants
Official Languages: Dutch, Papiamento, Spanish and English
Time Zone: -4 UTC
Climate: Curaçao has an arid climate, with plenty of sunshine and very scarce rainfall during the year.
Average temperature: 27.5 ºC.
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Currency: Netherlands Antillean guilder.
In addition, US dollars are accepted practically everywhere in Curaçao.
Currency converter: http://www.oanda.com/convert/classic
|A selection of car rentals on Curacao|
|Budget Rent-A-Car||868 0644||839 1300||None||www.curacao-budgetcar.com|
|Herts Rent-A-Car||888 0088||839 1288||Upon request||http://www.dutch-caribbean.net/carrentals/hertzcuracao.htm|
|National Car Rental||869 4433||869 0020||Upon request||www.nationalcuracao.com|
|Thrifty Car Rental||461 3089||839 1309||Upon request||http://www.thrifty.com/Local/Index.aspx?LocationCode=cur|
Some places of interest:
- Mikvé Israel-Emanuel synagogue is the oldest synagogue operating without interruption in the entire American continent (1651).
- Kura Hulanda slave trade museum (Otrabanda).
- Snorkeling and diving spots: Port Marie, Lagun Beach, Klein Knip Beach, Klein Curacao, Kas Abou, Kalki Beach.
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