Resorts In Curacao Open The Door To Adventure

Curacao beach resort vacation is justly famous for its beautiful beaches, luxury spas and gourmet restaurants. The island of Curacao is in the southern Caribbean, off the coast of Venezuela. It is the largest and most populous of the three so-called ABC islands, which means Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao. Corazon means heart in Spanish, and Coracao means "heart" in Portuguese.

nhabitants of the island were Arawak Indians. In 1634 the Dutch occupied the island and the capital Willemstad was founded by the Dutch West Indies Company in a natural harbor. Furthermore, in 1662 the Dutch West India Company made the island a center for the African slave trade. Dutch captains brought African slaves to Curacao, where they were sold and shipped to the colonies throughout the Caribbean and South America. When in 1863 the Dutch abolished slavery, the island's fortunes declined and many of its inhabitants emigrated to other colonies.

Profits from the slave trade brought wealth to Curacao and enabled the construction of quite impressive colonial buildings. The Curacao architecture combines Spanish and Dutch colonial style and many farms have been restored and are open to the public. Another place near resorts in Curacao which is worth exploring is Christoffel Reserve Wildlife Park with facilities for hiking, biking and horseback riding. Another great place to walk in Curacao is the Salinas salt marsh, where flamingos gather to feed. The climate in Curacao is semi-arid, with a dry season from January to September and from October to December rainy season in. Curacao is outside the belt usually hurricanes hardly happen. The population of Curacao is polyglot, with most island residents speak Papiamento and others speaking Dutch, Spanish or English. Krioyo local food is a mixture of flavors and techniques with Surinamese, Caribbean, Chinese, Dutch and Indian influences. A typical small Curacao all inclusive resort is Pastechi a fried dough containing fillings of ham, ground beef, tuna or cheese. Other popular dishes are soup Stoba in guiambo papaya and goat soup made from seafood and okra, Sopi Mondongo soup intestines and paste funchi cornmeal. Special holiday dishes feature hallaca or pekele cod and kos dushi sweet. Curacao is also famous for its Curacao liqueur, which is made of a citrus fruit known locally as laraha.

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