Discover All Inclusive Curacao

Curaçao, located thirty-five miles north of the coast of Venezuela, is the most populated island of the Netherlands Antilles and the largest at 37 miles long and 7 miles wide at its widest point. The distinctive culture of Curacao, its warm people, lively casinos and Curacao all inclusive resorts, and beautiful beaches and water sports draw visitors from around the world. Curaçao was located first by Amerigo Vespucci in 1499. Spanish invaders exterminated the Arawak Indians and in turn were expelled by the Dutch in 1634. The Dutch turned Curacao into a tropical version Netherlands thumbnail. The threat of the British and French invaders also forced the Dutch to transform the island into a fortress narrow harbor entrance is guarded by thick walls, and many high hill (some of which have been turned into restaurants) protected the outskirts of the coast. Curaçao has maintained a sleepy backwater until 1915, when the Royal Dutch Shell Oil Company has built one of the largest refineries in the world here in order to process Venezuelan crude oil. Workers paid fifty countries in all inclusive Curacao, turning the island into a multicultural and cosmopolitan community of 200,000 people.

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ed lines covered, town houses in pastel colors adorn the city center, and Queen Emma Bridge there is a splendid view of old colonial houses of Willemstad in pastel colors. These houses, three and four floors are crowned with pediments and Spanish tile roofs steep oranges. The houses line the streets and narrow lanes between the sea channel and entrance, and they give the city an air of fairy tales. A great way to explore Willenmstad is taken for one hour tram ride in cars with side aperture pulled by a locomotive. Tours depart Fort Amsterdam near the Queen Emma Bridge, 10 hours and costs $ 22.

Today Waterfort offers boutiques, shops, ice cream parlors and is an excellent place to rest in an airy terrace by the sea and enjoy an Amstel beer. Also on the list of "must see" is Fort Nassau, built atop a hill in 1797, commanding spectacular views of the coast. Much of the surrounding resorts in Curacao is arid, like the American Southwest, and dotted with divi-divi trees, cactus three pins and thorny aloe leaves.
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