Tourism: Curacao

TOURISM IN Curaçao

Charetti America-Francisca

Tourism: activists present a petition to parliament against Zakitó's construction plans

Campaigners offer a petition against the destruction of mangroves and coral reefs. Residents of Zakitó and Charo have presented a petition to Charetti America-Francisca, President of the Parliament of Curaçao. The group, known as 'Save Zakitó', hopes to stimulate construction activities in…

Hofi Mango

Curaçao: dams under pressure, cultural heart of Hofi Mango is suffering

According to reports, including drone images released by the Ministry of Health, Environment and Nature, the dams on the island performed their function but could not cope with the exceptional amount of rainfall. The recent floods in Curaçao not only have material…

Willemstad

Curaçao is flourishing: tourism visitor numbers are skyrocketing

An important development is also the renewed involvement of travel giant Corendon in CHATA. Curaçao's tourism sector is set to experience impressive growth by 2024, with increases in occupancy rates and revenue positioning the island as a top destination in the Caribbean. In…

Curacao Marriott Beach Resort

Passover: Marriott Beach Resort is gearing up as a Jewish holiday paradise

“It is drastic what has to be done to make the guests happy,” shares an employee. The Marriott Beach Resort in Piscadera Bay, Curaçao, is on the eve of a major transformation. In the coming weeks it will…

Anuschka Cova

Tourism: Anuschka Cova takes over at CHATA

The Curacao Hospitality and Tourism Association (CHATA) has appointed Anuschka Cova as the new CEO. With more than a quarter of a century of experience in leadership roles, Cova brings an impressive portfolio to the organization, particularly through its expertise in…

Knowledge mission: Dijkgraaf strengthens ties with the Caribbean

Knowledge mission: Dijkgraaf strengthens ties with the Caribbean

During this mission, increasing awareness about the impact of the history of slavery in today's society was also central. Robbert Dijkgraaf, Minister of Education, Culture and Science, will conclude an important knowledge mission to Aruba and Curaçao on Friday with the aim of...

Curacao Willemstad

Dengue: Curaçao is taking a stand against climate change

Curaçao faces an enormous challenge when it comes to combating dengue, a viral disease transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito. Recent statistics show a shocking increase: while only 2023 cases of dengue were recorded in the entire year of 11…

Ministers Cooper and Silvania lead MRB reform in Curaçao

Ministers Cooper and Silvania lead MRB reform in Curaçao

Curaçao is undergoing an important change in the collection and application of the motor vehicle tax (MRB). From Monday 8 January, vehicle owners can pay their MRB at the branches of the General Savings and Credit Cooperative (ACU) and Cpost International. The current form of MRB, including…

Taxi drivers Curaçao embrace new economic opportunities

Taxi drivers Curaçao embrace new economic opportunities

The announced changes in taxi regulations in Curaçao offer taxi drivers new opportunities The Curaçao government has unveiled plans to modernize outdated passenger transport legislation, a step taken by the Taxi Association TSA (Thirty Steps Association) with…

Pitane Blue

Corendon is leading the way with child-free zones: innovation or exclusion?

European airlines are following the demand for quieter travel with adults-only policies. The introduction of child-free zones on flights of the European airline Corendon has caused outrage. Corendon is the first European airline to take the step to create such zones...

Curaçao welcomes record numbers of tourists supported by growth in aviation

Curaçao welcomes record numbers of tourists supported by growth in aviation

The jump in the number of cruise passengers and the expansion of accommodations also portend a tourism boom for the island. Curaçao's tourism industry is about to make history. According to the Curaçao Tourist Board (CTB), the island will…

EZAir forced to change name after threat from easyGroup

EZAir forced to change name after threat from easyGroup

The Curaçao airline chooses pragmatism over legal battle with easyGroup. Regional airline EZAir, based in Curaçao, will change its name to Z Air following accusations of trademark infringement by easyGroup Holdings. This company, which owns easyJet, among others,…

The travel industry and travelers are grappling with the complex reality of sustainable travel

The travel industry and travelers are grappling with the complex reality of sustainable travel

Large travel organizations have taken steps to make their offerings more sustainable, but they are usually bound by commercial interests that prevent them from focusing on small-scale travel. The notion of 'sustainable travel' causes considerable confusion. Tourists themselves have…

Princes Juliana Airport closes doors and ceremony in honor of Tula in Curaçao is disrupted

Princes Juliana Airport closes doors and ceremony in honor of Tula in Curaçao is disrupted

Tropical storm Philippe throws a spanner in the works: impact on Sint Maarten and important rehabilitation on Curaçao. The closure of Princes Juliana Airport on Sint Maarten, an important hub within the Kingdom of the Netherlands, marks the caution with which the authorities are approaching the impending...

What do you need to know to get the most out of your rental car in Curacao?

What do you need to know to get the most out of your rental car in Curacao?

With the following insights, you'll be well-prepared to discover Curacao's hidden coves and vibrant cities, all in the comfort of your own rented vehicle. On the always sunny Curaçao, a rental car can be a gateway to freedom and…

Budget airline sets foot in the Netherlands and the Caribbean island of Curaçao

Budget airline sets foot in the Netherlands and the Caribbean island of Curaçao

The route to Curaçao is especially interesting, given that the Caribbean island is a popular holiday destination, but previously had relatively limited access from the US with direct flights. JetBlue, the American budget airline, is expanding its wingspan with a daily flight between New York…

Measures necessary for student transport due to shortened school schedules

Measures necessary for student transport due to shortened school schedules

The Netherlands Antilles not only offer breathtaking beaches but also a surprising range of public transport options that can be disrupted by persistent heat. Curaçao is experiencing extreme heat waves that are now also impacting the education system and transport…

First of 55 charging stations installed at TUI head office Curaçao

First of 55 charging stations installed at TUI head office Curaçao

The project officially started with the placement of the first pile. TUI announced last December that, in partnership with Dynaf, it would install 55 charging stations for electric vehicles on the ABC islands. This project, which is officially starting…

Electric driving is still a long way off on Curaçao, despite all the sun

Electric driving is still a long way off on Curaçao, despite all the sun

All in all, the state of electric driving in Curaçao is far from ideal. In our series on Curaçao, it is time to draw a conclusion about the state of mobility on the island. The state of electric driving…

From Otrabanda to Oostpunt, an educational experience

From Otrabanda to Oostpunt, an educational experience

No expensive flats, no houses, a pristine coastline. It looks like a protected nature reserve. Oostpunt is the easternmost point of Curaçao and is about an hour's drive from Willemstad. In our series about Curaçao, we now travel to the other side after Westpunt…

Westpunt, a sleepy fishing village in Curaçao on the northwest coast

Westpunt, a sleepy fishing village in Curaçao on the northwest coast

The road to Westpunt also offers fantastic views of the ocean and coastline of Curaçao. This time in our series about Curaçao we travel to Westpunt, a sleepy fishing village on the northwest coast of the island. The road to Westpunt…

Curaçao is looking for innovation and sustainability in mobility

Curaçao is looking for innovation and sustainability in mobility

Bon Bini, more and more people on the island want to drive electrically. When you say spring, you say book travel. On our list this year is the tropical island of Curacao, which together with Aruba and Bonaire forms the Leeward Islands. The beautiful island in…

More passengers are flying to the Caribbean Netherlands

More passengers are flying to the Caribbean Netherlands

In July and December 2022, most passengers traveled to and from the three airports in the Caribbean Netherlands: 45 thousand in both months. In 2022, more than 475 thousand passengers flew to and from the airports of Bonaire, Saba and Sint Eustatius.…

Curaçao will abolish curfew on Tuesday

Curaçao will abolish curfew on Tuesday

From next Tuesday, June 8, there will no longer be a curfew in Curaçao. This has been announced by Prime Minister Eugene Rhuggenaath. In the past fourteen days, only eleven corona infections have been detected. Many Curaçaoans have already had themselves vaccinated. More than 85.000 people have one…

Curaçao is an extremely safe holiday this summer

Curaçao is an extremely safe holiday this summer

Safe countries within the Kingdom of the Netherlands are Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Sint Maarten, Saba, Sint Eustatius. These are the only countries outside the EU with a low COVID-19 risk. However, the situation in a country can change quickly. So always keep…

Tourists and interns should better leave Curaçao

Tourists and interns should better leave Curaçao

WILLEMSTAD (ANP) - The Representation of the Netherlands on Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten calls on holidaymakers, students and trainees to leave the island as soon as possible. These are Dutch people who have no necessary reason to stay on the island…

Curacao Willemstad

Travel advice Curaçao again adjusted to code orange

Many Dutch people have booked a holiday to Curaçao in recent weeks because this was one of the few places where we were still allowed to go on holiday. There was a run on holidays to Curaçao after Mark Rutte's press conference at the end of October.…

Curacao Willemstad

Curaçao less safe due to increasing corona contamination

A record number of corona infections was registered on Curaçao on Wednesday. The government says it is investigating whether there was a specific meeting where many people became infected. More than thirty of the new infections cannot be linked…