When it comes to planning a trip where the fun in the sun and the beaches you only see on television are concerned, the Caribbean is absolutely one of the premier destinations in the world. It is an area that people flock to annually from all over to admire the beauty and fun that the luxurious Caribbean delivers.
Often when people think about going to the Caribbean, they look into visiting more obvious places like St. Kitts, Grand Cayman, Saint Martin, or Antigua. Indeed, these are amazing places which have so much to offer their visitors, but they are definitely not the only choices. In fact, there is an island that often tends to get overlooked by many. It's name: Curacao.
Curacao is a beautiful island that is located just east of Aruba and just off the coast of Venezuela. Curacao has so much to offer visitors, so here are five reasons as to why I say that Curacao needs to be on anyone's radar if you're looking to take a trip to the Caribbean.
1. Night Life
For those who are looking to fill your days and nights with fun, Curacao has a hopping nightlife scene. 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.
Sticking to a budget is important to every traveler and, Curacao can actually help travelers stay within that budget. Curacao has been ranked as one of the most affordable islands of the Caribbean to visit. Another great thing about Curacao, that it is located outside the hurricane belt, so traveling during storm seasons doesn't pose a real issue.
It's obvious that anyone traveling to the Caribbean is going because of a personal desire for fun under the sun and in the beautiful blue waters. There are an incredible and endless 35 different beaches to hit while visiting Curacao. So many beaches when you consider that it only takes an hour and a half to drive the full length of the island. Every beach has a unique personality all its own; Knowing this, you can be certain that there is a beach that will suit yours and any visitors' desires.
The island of Curacao is a multicultural place that has a varied history. Citizens of Curacao carry a Dutch passport, but from the native Arawak people to the Spanish, Portuguese, and Jewish peoples, there have been a lot of influences on this island. Its proximity to South America also adds to its diversity.
If you are looking to partake in a bit more of a 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.
SO! Curacao is a place that every traveler needs to consider. It is a beautiful island that has 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 as to why it is such a great place.
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