The island of Curaçao is one of the Caribbean's best kept secrets, although it is actually the largest of the ABC islands (ie the islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao). So if you want to look like you really know, skip the Bahamas holiday and book your next trip here.
This lesser known island is not just outside the hurricane belt – meaning that most of its calendar year is filled only with sunshine and cool trade winds – it's also a melting pot of more than 50 nationalities (most locals speak four languages) and a paradise for thrills. So, if you are looking for heart-pounding adventures, you should spend four days on the island.
Over the past three years in North America has increased by 8 percent. To meet demand, airlines offer more flights from the northeast than ever before – including a third daily flight from American Airlines starting in December 2018 with American Airlines.
Speaking of Miami, this Dutch island is only 2.5 hours flight from Magic City and New Yorkers expect a 4.5 hour drive to Willemstad, the country's capital. If you're planning a trip to Aruba (which I highly recommend), look for a quick 20-minute flight between the islands. But the short flight time is not the most attractive part of Curacao.
Those who want to book an adventurous Caribbean holiday are usually in one. There are two directions when it comes to accommodations: you either go somewhere to relax luxuriously, or opt for a more affordable option that saves money on activities.
If you are in the first group, then "I would like to stay at the Avila Beach Hotel in the Pietermaai district, especially if you can use one of the Ocean Front Blues rooms overlooking the Caribbean Sea for about $ 249 per night It is the oldest hotel on the island and the Queen remains when in the city Another 4-star option is the Marriott Renaissance Curacao Hotel & Casino in the Otrabanda area, the ocean view room for around $ 245 Ideally located a 5-minute walk from the famous Queen Emma Bridge.
Those Those looking to save some dough can grab a room at the Scuba Lodge Boutique Hotel & Ocean Suites in the Pietermaai district, whose standard rooms average $ 167 a night, making them ideal for those with no frills but still want easy access to restaurants and nightlife. There is also Floris Suite Hotel & Spa in Piscadera Bay. The Loft Suite Millennial Special costs an average of $ 139 per night and offers a very inclusive Ibiza style atmosphere.
Wednesday: Good food and live tunes
Evening: Evening: Depending on how long you have been traveling, you may want to relax your first night – but that does not mean that You should omit the going out. Enjoy a happy hour drink in Zanzibar on Jan Thiel Beach, where you can dig and nod your toes while native musicians split up and play popular songs with an acoustic Caribbean flair. Stay until the show is over or go next door to an outdoor meal in Tinto, where you are still close enough to hear the live music in the background while savoring the authentic Argentinian cuisine served at one Charcoal fire is being prepared. A specialty of the restaurant: Asado di Tinto or Rib Eye, chicken chorizo and lamb chop with Argentine sauces and chipotle salad.
Thursday: National Parks and Street Art
Tomorrow: Set your alarm, rent a jeep and Drive to Christoffel Park, the largest national park in Curacao, located on the northeast side of the island. Here is Mount Christoffel, the highest point in the country, pumping blood at 1,220 meters to get the day off to a flying start. Do not try to postpone it until later in the day, and be sure to bring water with you – the trail is only open until 10am thanks to rising heat and humidity.
Afternoon: Well, you are awake, make your way to Shete Boka National Park for more walking. The Boka Wandomi Trail is one of the best and you will cross the jagged lava field to see the Boka Wandomi Bridge, the Boka Tabla Sea Cave and two Bokas (Papiamentu, the local language for "bays"). ). and a breathtaking view of waves crashing against limestone cliffs. Make a stopover – a legendary soup is a local delicacy – at one of the food stalls near the park before returning to Willemstad. Shete Boka National Park