Last week we Traveled Over the Rainbow to Curaçao in the Southern Caribbean. This LGBTQ-friendly island is an ideal destination for those looking to escape the cold winter months and spend time with their partner during summer vacation.
When it comes to planning a trip where the fun in the sun and beaches you only see on television is concerned, the Caribbean is one of the world's premier destinations. It is an area that people flock from all over to admire the beauty and fun the Caribbean delivers.
Often when people think about going to the Caribbean, they visit St. Kitts, Grand Cayman, Saint Martin, or Antigua. These are unique places that have so much to offer visitors, but they are not the only choices. There is an island that tends to get overlooked by many: Curaçao.
5 Reasons To Consider Curaçao
Curaçao is a beautiful island located just east of Aruba and just off the coast of Venezuela. Curaçao has so much to offer visitors, and here are five reasons why Curaçao needs to be on anyone's radar if they're looking to take a trip to the Caribbean.
1. The Beaches.
Anyone traveling to the Caribbean is going because of their desire for fun under the sun. There are 35 different beaches to hit while visiting Curaçao. So many beaches considering that it only takes an hour and a half to drive the length of the island. Every beach has a personality of its own; there is a beach that will suit any visitors' desires.
Sticking to a budget is essential to every traveler, and Curaçao can help travelers stay within that budget. Curaçao is ranked as one of the most affordable Caribbean islands to visit. Another great thing about Curaçao is that it is located outside the hurricane belt, so traveling during storm season doesn't pose a real issue.
Curaçao has a hopping nightlife scene for those looking to fill their days and nights with fun. Live music is a staple of this multicultural island, and all types of music can be heard, from jazz to soca. There is going to be the perfect bar or watering hole for any traveler.
If you are looking to partake in a more sophisticated type of fun, there are plenty of arts across the island to enjoy. From excellent art galleries to stunning murals across the cities, there is art to be enjoyed everywhere. There are also multiple museums for visitors to see and enjoy.
The island of Curaçao is a multicultural place that has a varied history. Citizens of Curaçao carry a Dutch passport, but from the native Arawak people to the Spanish, Portuguese, and Jewish peoples, there have been many influences on this island. Its proximity to South America also adds to its diversity.
Curaçao is a place that every traveler needs to consider. It is a beautiful island with as much to offer travelers as any of the other more popular island destinations. Maybe the fact that this island flies under the radar of many Caribbean travelers can be another reason why it is such a great place.
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