Best Things to Do on Curaçao

1) Diving and snorkeling

Curaçao is a great place for those who love to be in the water – both above and below the surface and both for beginners and experienced divers. Most sites can be reached right from the shore, which makes for easy and affordable to visit Curaçao’s underwater world. Keep your eyes open for turtles, coral reefs, and sunken ships.

2) Visiting Curaçao’s beaches

The many beaches of Curaçao feature white and and turquoise water and have been elected as the best beaches in the world. Due to the number of beaches available, there is something for everyone. From luxury, resort-style private beaches to wild, undeveloped, and publicly accessible beaches.

3) Hiking

Curaçao has plenty of hiking trails. You can, for example, visit the salt flats, go on long beach walks or climb the highest point of the island – the Christoffelberg – where you will be rewarded with a beautiful panoramic view of the whole island.

4) Boating

A trip to Curaçao is not complete without visiting Klein Curaçao, a small uninhabited island just off the coast. It is accessible by hopping on a comfortable catamaran or by smaller boat.

5) Dining

From local ‘Karni stobá’ to world-class sushi: Curaçao has it all. You will find chefs from around the world and great food in all price ranges in the many restaurants the island has. You won’t go hungry here!

6) Culture

The island has a sad history as a former slave trading post. This history is well documented and told through stories in the libraries and museums you can find on the island. Culturally, you will find an interesting cultural mix containing Caribbean, African, South American and European influences. The locals on our island are known for their friendliness and openness.

Our Cultural Activities

On Wednesday you will receive free entrance to the Kura Hulanda Museum, which is located right behind the course location. It’s a former slave depot and explains the European occupation of Curaçao.

On Saturday morning a local tour guide named Jacqueline will introduce you to the neighborhood of Otrobanda. Colorful houses, artsy murals, and historical buildings are brought to your attention. Let’s fill your Instagram account with beautiful pictures.

About the Training Centre in Curaçao

All our courses in Curaçao will take place either in the Morning (9:00 13:45) or in the Afternoon (14:00 – 18:45) depending on classroom and trainer availability.

Our courses take place in Otrobanda, in the center of Willemstad.

De Gouveneur is a beautifully renovated building featuring a restaurant, from which we rent the meeting room. The meeting room is air-conditioned, and comfortable and has a mighty view of the famous ‘Handelskade’ – the colorful white houses near the water.

Coffee and tea will be provided on several occasions. This location has plenty of parking available.
Please note this location is not wheelchair accessible. If you require special assistance, please contact us before booking. As we are in the city center you can find small supermarkets and a variety of restaurants and bars close by.

Travel and Transport

The plane is the only way to reach Curaçao from abroad. The island only has one airport: Hato Airport. It has connections with several countries including the Netherlands, Belgium, and the United States.

Traveling from the airport to the city center takes approximately 30 minutes. As public transportation is irregular we advise you to rent a car or book a taxi for your arrival. You can book a taxi in advance on this website. If you need recommendations on car rental you can email the Curacao coordinator. Petrol is cheap and parking is often free.

The roads can be confusing, so a GPS is needed. Using a European Simcard in Curaçao is very expensive. We recommend you download the Maps.me app and the Curacao map on your smartphone before leaving Europe so that you can find your hotel easily.

Accommodation

On the island, you can stay in a variety of accommodations. From luxury hotels with beautiful private beaches, city apartments, or even colorful hostels. If you are staying anywhere but the city center, or would like to explore the island, it is essential to rent a car for the duration of your stay.

If you book an accommodation in the neighborhoods written below you will be able to walk to the training location in +/- 10 minutes;

  • Otrobanda neighborhood
  • Pietermaai district

Please note that searching for ‘Willemstad’ on a booking website shows you results from the whole island, many of which are far away from the center.

Our classrooms are located at the following address: Ijzerstraat, Otrobanda, Willemstad.

Practical information

COVID -19 information

The number of COVID-19 infections in Curaçao has remained relatively limited much of this due, in part, to the close collaboration between The Curaçao Tourist Board with the Ministry of Public Health, Environment and Nature. Information on COVID- 19 rules & regulations regarding traveling to and from the island can be read on this website.

Wifi & What to bring

Most restaurants and accommodations offer free WIFI, including the training location. You can buy almost everything in Curaçao: sunscreen, mosquito repellent, and even laptops, and cameras. Prices tend to be a bit higher since it’s an island and most products are imported.

We recommend bringing light clothing, as daytime temperatures are around 30 degrees celsius all year round and 27 degrees celsius at night.

Tap water is safe to drink in most places. In these temperatures, it’s recommended to drink several liters of water per day.

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