Curacao Marriott Beach Resort

Curacao: Island of Wonder and Intrigue sunny, warm and charming, Curacao [pronounced "koo-rah-sow '] is a beautiful tourist destination that is relatively unknown to many people. With its Dutch Colonial buildings and traditional Caribbean atmosphere, it is a unique place that incorporates the best of 55 different nationalities to create a purely individual culture. In fact, four languages ​​are spoken: English, Spanish, Dutch and their own Papiamento. 

Where is Curacao?

Located in the southern part of the Caribbean Sea, this exquisite island paradise is off the coast of Venezuela and is the most populated and largest of the three islands "ABC" (Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao). It is part of the Netherlands Antilles, an autonomous part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The capital is Willemstad. This bustling port city sees a lot of traffic Big Island oil refinery, which is second only to tourism for the local economy. From the result of the oil, Curacao is one of the most prosperous parts of the Caribbean. Also known here are the coral reefs of the island. B
est dive sites in the world have discovered this wonderful holiday getaway. Especially interesting in Curacao is that the sea floor suddenly drops a few hundred feet from the shore. Furthermore, the coast of Curacao has many bays and fascinating coves, many of which are good for mooring. Surprisingly, Curacao has a semi-arid climate, similar to the United States southwest, with plenty of cactus, evergreens and warm weather native plants. If you went to the Big Island of Hawaii, it is more along these lines, as opposed to a tropical island of lush rainforest. Although always a possibility, Curacao typically misses many of the hurricanes each season, as positioned outside of the hurricane belt. culmination of Curacao is Christoffelberg from 1,230 feet in the northwestern part of the island.

The food has never tried Stoba? Stoba is a major dish of Curacao and part of traditional food, known as "Krioyo". Similar to the Latin American and Caribbean cuisine, Curacao chefs use an eclectic mix of flavors and techniques that bring interesting flavors. Other popular dishes include Jambo, a soup made with okra and seafood) soup cactus called kadushi and funchi which is similar cornmeal mush polenta. Of course, being an island community, there are always plenty of fresh fish and other seafood dishes from the sea. The Curacao liqueur. Curacao liqueur is processed with the dried peels "laraha" (Curacao native orange), which when dried by the sun, contains an etheric oil with a pleasing fragrance and even better taste.

    Curacao Seaquarium: Built on the seafront in Bapor Kibra in 1984, this exquisite complex is one of the most unique in the world because of its "open water system" which allows seawater to be pumped continuously in aquariums. Be sure to watch a feeding show and experience the "touch pool", which gives you the chance to touch live animals!
 
    Dolphin Academy: Get the opportunity to meet, swim, snorkel and near the beautiful and fascinating dolphins of Curacao!
 
    Hato Caves: The Hato Caves are a must when you come to Curacao. Formed beneath million sea level of the last few years, the Ice Age dropped the water level down and left these spectacular caves. Beautiful limestone formations, romantic pools, a waterfall and even a colony of bats frugivores wait!
 

    Punda, Willemstad: Location of many shops and tourist activities in Willemstad.
 

    Landhuis Brievengat, Curacao: A museum by day and a club of live music in the evening. The 18th century farmhouse, is an ideal place to have fun.
 

    Amstel, Willemstad: Take a tour of the factory and taste the only beer made with distilled water sea!
 

    Handelskade, Willemstad: The famous street with 18th century buildings painted.
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