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Preparing your trip to Curacao: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

1. The rainy season on the island lasts from September to December. The rest of the year the weather is dry and hot, it is ideal for a beach holiday. Tourists, who plan to spend more time walking around the island, but not on the beach, are recommended to come in September or May, when the weather is not so hot.
2. Mains voltage is 120 V, so for some appliances special adapters are required. Sockets of American-style are ubiquitous; in most hotels adapters are available upon request.
3. All major shops accept credit cards; cash is only useful for those who want to make purchases at the open market. In restaurants and petrol stations cashless system is also used.
4. Travelers who are going to purchase antiques or paintings as souvenirs have to be sure to take care about all relevant documents. Export of the cultural property is strictly prohibited. This rule also relates to divers who expect to find gifts directly during dives.
5. It is convenient to travel around the island by car. Rent will cost about $60 a day. You need a passport and an international driving license as well as a credit card with the required amount of deposit on the account. Those whose driving experience is less than a year may be denied service. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
6. The island is pretty safe, but it’s not recommended to explore some outlying areas. In public places you need to monitor personal belongings closely; valuables should be stored at the hotel.
7. Tourists, who want to bring liquor of local production back from a trip, are recommended to go shopping directly to the winery. The store next to it will offer vacationers to taste products and then to buy their favorite liquor at the most attractive price.
Curacao is home to more than a hundred of ethnic groups, so culture of the island is very versatile and diverse. Many national traditions remain unchanged for many centuries, the main aspect … Open
8. All the island's beaches are very clean and well equipped for holidays. Snorkellers should be aware that diving in some areas is possible directly from the bank. These places are especially suited to beginners.
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What to visit being in Curacao - unique sights

Willemstad

From the series “The Most Magical and Picturesque Cities in the World”
Willemstad was founded in 1634 as a large trading center. The town has been developing and flourishing for centuries. Nowadays, you can see beautiful mansions, built by rich merchants, in the historic district of the city. Many historic houses have colorful facades. One of the most interesting is the area of ​​Scharlo, it is here that a unique synagogue is located, one of the oldest in the western hemisphere. Here you can visit an old Jewish cemetery, which is also of considerable architectural value, a small historical museum has been opened on its territory. … Read further

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Netherlands Antilles: travelling advices

1. Despite the fact that the overall crime rate in the Antilles is quite low, tourists have to beware of pickpockets. There are more pickpockets at the airport and ports. A valuable stuff should be left in hotels, where safes are installed for it. If you observe elementary security rules, you won't be a victim of a theft.
2. Local residents keep their streets clean. It is a very bad idea to throw litter, as you can face a serious fine.
3. Police on the islands is characterized by professionalism. Employees wear a blue uniform. They are always ready to help tourists, so you can safely address them on any issue.
4. The official currency of the Antilles since 2011 is the US dollar. However, the Netherlands Antillean guilder, which was the official currency before, is used in Curacao and St. Maarten. … Open
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Travelling to Curacao - advices and tips. What should be provisioned in advance, the rules you might want to follow, and the things you better avoid doing in Curacao. We help you to make your trip smooth and easy, with no unexpected surprises.
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