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Location Overview / Where is Curacao located?: Curacao is located in the southwestern Caribbean, at 'altitude 12' north and longitude 68' west. The island is just 70 km (44 miles) north of South America. It is 2.5 hours by air from Miami. The island is part of the Dutch Caribbean and is one of the "ABC" islands - Aruba, Bonaire Curacao. Because Curacao is located so far south, it lies outside of the the primary hurricane belt.
Wet Clothes To get wet clothes dry overnight, hang them on a coat hanger and hang them in the bathroom - Leave the light on.
Precaution Drugs Take extra precautions. In your carry-on luggage bring an extra pair of eyeglasses or contact lenses and enough of any medication you take to last the entire trip. You may also want your doctor to write a spare prescription using the drug's generic name, since brand names may vary from country to country. Never put prescription drugs or valuables in luggage to be checked. To avoid customs delays, carry medications in their original packaging. And don't forget to copy down and carry addresses of ... more
Airlines and Flight Times: DCA, American Airlines, Avianca Airlines, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Servivensa Airlines, Aeropostal and Air Jamaica.
Miami: 2-1/2 hours, Amsterdam: 9 hours,
Caracas: 45 minutes and Montego Bay: 1-1/2 hours.
Tourist Assistance: The Visitor Information Desk of the Tourism Development Bureau (CTB) can provide you with information and assistance during regular work hours (Tel: 4348200).
Banking Hours: Banks are open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The airport bank is open Monday through Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Selected banks branches have ATMs that disburse US dollars.
US dollars are accepted almost everywhere, traveler's checks less so. Bills of US$ 50 and 100 can be hard to cash. International credit cards are accepted at most ... more
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