Where is Curaçao located?
If you’re wondering where Curaçao is located on the map, you’ll be glad to know that you’re not the only one. Curaçao’s exact location is a mystery for many travelers in search of paradise. In today’s article we’ll tell you more about where Curaçao is located on the map, and we'll also share with you why we think that it should be a famous island! Let's start with that second one.
Why should Curaçao be famous?
Curaçao is an island that’s largely known for its perfect weather, breathtaking beaches, and last but not least, the world-famous Blue Curaçao Liqueur. When we say “perfect” weather, we are not exaggerating. With an average temperature of around 30 degrees Celsius (86 Fahrenheit) all year round, any day is a pretty good day to go to the beach. With an offer of more than 30 beaches within a short drive from any point on the island, going to the beach will be a true pleasure.
Let's now talk about Curaçao's world-famous Blue Curaçao Liqueur. Nowadays, there are many brands around the world that sell a Blue Curaçao Liqueur, but what stands out of the Curaçao one, is that it’s the only one in the world that is made with the dried peels of the “Laraha” orange, a citrus fruit that only grows on Curaçao. That’s why the Curaçao Liqueur from Curaçao is also known as at the ‘Genuine’ Curaçao Liqueur. If you’d like to know more about this famous liqueur, then you should definitely pay a visit to the Curaçao Liqueur Distillery at the 19th-century Country Mansion called “Landhuis Chobolobo”, and also The Blue Curaçao Experience located in the beautiful capital Willemstad.
Where is Curaçao located?
The island of Curaçao is located in the southwestern Caribbean Sea. It lies in the middle of the ABC islands (Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao) just 40 miles (60 kilometers) off the northern coast of Venezuela.
Because of its centric location between North America and South America, and its historic connection with The Netherlands, Curaçao counts with daily direct flights from several important cities such as Amsterdam, Toronto, New York City, Miami, Panama City, Bogotá, Caracas and a few more. Therefore, whether you’re coming from North America or Europe, it results extremely easy and convenient to plan a trip to Curaçao if you’d like to visit the Caribbean or make your way down to South America.
“Okay, I’m convinced” - when is the best time to visit Curaçao?
As mentioned earlier, any day on Curaçao is a great day! So, if you love white sands, crystal-clear waters, and delicious cocktails, any day of the year is a great time to visit. With that being said, there are some additional aspects that you might want to take into account when planning your next trip to Curaçao:
1. Low Season
May through September. Even though Curaçao is a small island, all beaches, tourist attractions, and urban areas are quite evenly distributed. This means that you won’t necessarily feel the island is overcrowded during high season, but flight and accommodation availability and prices are, of course, more accessible during low season.
2. High Season
October through April. As mentioned above, flights and accommodations will be more accessible during low season, but you can still find great deals during high season.
Curaçao’s largest cultural manifestation is the Carnival season. It starts in January, with the actual Carnival Parades taking place in the last week of February, and the first week of March. In our article “How Carnival is celebrated on Curaçao”, you can get more information about this festivity, and decide whether you’d like to visit Curaçao at this time of the year.
Seú is Curaçao’s second largest cultural manifestation and a wonderful festivity that dates back to Curaçao’s colonization times. This event takes place in the month of April, right after Easter. If you’d like to know more about Seú, please visit this link.
5. Curaçao North Sea Jazz Festival
Since 2010, Curaçao has been the host of the largest musical festival in the Caribbean; Curaçao North Sea Jazz Festival. If you enjoy listening to live music in an outdoor setting with great tropical weather, then you should visit Curaçao to be part of this event. This musical festival has had the names of Bruno Mars, Alicia Keys, Stevie Wonder, and many other legends, so that is why Curaçao North Sea Jazz Festival is one of the most anticipated events of the year.
Curaçao North Sea Jazz Festival takes place in the last week of August or first week of September. For the 2019 edition, the dates have been announced from the 29th to the 31st of August. For more information, you can visit this link.
So, there it is, now you know more about Curaçao, where it’s located, and why you should book your plane tickets right after reading this article! Pack up your sunblock and see you soon!