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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

1. When is the best time to visit Curacao?

Curaçao has a pleasant climate all year round, but the dry season from January to May is often considered the best time.

2. What language is spoken in Curaçao?

The official languages are Papiamento, Dutch and English. Most people also speak good English.

3. What are some popular beaches in Curacao?

Popular beaches are Mambo Beach, Jan Thiel, Cas Abao, Playa Porto Mari, Grote Knip and Playa Lagun. Mambo Beach is less than a 10-minute drive from B&B Toni Kunchi. Jan Thiel is also not far. At Mambo Beach there is also a small public beach with a nice local eatery.

4. How can I exchange money in Curaçao?

You can exchange money at certain banks. The easiest and cheapest way is to pay by debit card with your bank card at the various shops. ATMs are also available. Antillean Guilders are not available in the Netherlands. The Antillean Guilder and the American Dollar are linked. For 1 dollar you get 1.75 guilders.

5. Is Curaçao a safe destination?

In general, Curaçao is a safe destination for tourists. You can compare it with Amsterdam or Rotterdam. It is not recommended to visit the remote alleys in the evening.

6. Do I need to get vaccinations before traveling to Curaçao?

There are currently no mandatory vaccinations,

7. How many days do I need to explore Curacao?

For a basic understanding of the island, a stay of 7-9 days is reasonable, but longer is recommended to see most of the sights at leisure. And because Curaçao has a rich culture and history, you can never get bored here :)

8. What local dishes should I try?

Try local dishes such as keshi yena, stoba, and pastechi. I often serve pumpkin pancakes for breakfast. If you are interested, read my blog Arepa di Pompuna . There you will find my recipe for a healthier version of this delicious treat. A range of international cuisines are also available.

9. Can I rent cars on Curaçao?

Yes, car rental is available on the island and is often recommended to explore the island.

10. Are there diving and snorkeling options on Curaçao?

Yes, Curaçao is known for its beautiful diving and snorkeling locations. I have been a diving instructor for 10 years and can provide you with all kinds of tips.

11. Are there mosquitoes in Curaçao and should I worry about malaria?

Mosquitoes are present, but the risk of malaria is minimal. It is wise to use mosquito repellents.

12. What are some cultural festivals and events in Curaçao?

Some popular events include the Curaçao North Sea Jazz Festival, the Carnival Parade, the Curaçao Blues Festival, Seu and the Curaçao International Film Festival. There are also markets all year round where you can buy local products. Events are regularly organized at the Country Houses that are focused on the function of these different Country Houses, such as guided tours, workshops or tastings.

13. Can I use credit cards in Curaçao?

Yes, most shops and restaurants accept credit cards, but it's always handy to have some cash on hand.

14. Are there national parks and nature reserves to visit?

Yes, Curaçao has several protected areas, such as Christoffel Park and Shete Boka National Park.

15. What is public transport like in Curaçao?

Public transportation in Curacao is limited, so renting a car is usually recommended. I can advise you on this and possibly make a reservation.

16. Can I drink drinking water from the tap?

Yes, the tap water is distilled from seawater and is perfectly drinkable.

17. What are the opening hours of shops and restaurants?

Most shops are open Monday to Saturday non-stop from 9am to 6pm. The supermarkets have extended opening hours and can also be visited on Sundays.

18. Are there any religious customs or dress codes I should be aware of?

Curaçao is diverse, but respect local customs and avoid entering religious places in swimwear.

19. Can I buy local SIM cards for mobile communications?

Yes, you can purchase local SIM cards from telecom providers and some supermarkets to facilitate mobile communications during your stay.

If you have a question that is not answered above, I would very much appreciate it if you received a message. This way you can help other travelers because I will update this list regularly. Thanks in advance!

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Published 07-10-2023 / Copyright © Bed & Breakfast Toni Kunchi