My husband & I visited Curacao as a shore excursion and I couldn't wait to see the absolutely... read more
Hi, It depends on three (3) factors: what you want to see (where you want to go), how much you want to spend and how much time you have. If you have one to two days and want to enjoy most attractions available, it may take... More
Hi, It depends on three (3) factors: what you want to see (where you want to go), how much you want to spend and how much time you have. If you have one to two days and want to enjoy most attractions available, it may take up to $200.00 with sightseeing buses or up to $500 with taxicabs. Otherwise here are some tips: Types of attractions: beaches; at least four available with bus (two guilders back and two forth each time you board). Hato Caves, Downtown Punda - Otrabanda: (if you have time to make a schedule and take larger size buses) they can take you to places like Hato Caves, Airport (little walking, not much), Punda and Otrabanda - depends on where you come from. You can reach both sides with pontoon bridge Queen Emma (is tourist attraction Swinging Old Lady) or small ferry boat. Further: Top beaches like Jan Thiel, WestPoint (Westpunt), Kenepa Beach, Hook’s Hut, Sonesta, Renaissance hotel; also private beaches. Same two guilders each way. Personalized small buses (up to six to ten passengers) take you anywhere you want and may ask a little more to drop you exactly at your destination or or you may have to transfer paying same price each time you board. Movies, theatres (not many), museums, cafés, some hotels, dancing spots, eateries and much more just with regular buses. Picturesque Scharloo is in walking distance out of Punda and so is Pietermaai . Both have monuments. If you want the more legacy preserving places like slavery museums, typical African based music museums, herb garden, you may want to study the route and find out how to get there with bus. There is so much you can do with payable amounts: Dolphin museum, regattas, ostrich farms, synagogue, and so on. There are flyers online. Of course, if you are loaded, you can take anything you want, even expensive cabs and limousines. You can google Curacao Tourism Development Bureau in New York USA or just google Curaçao - tourist transportation. There are many local places you can just hop on a bus to and taste the local dishes, presentations, artisan, and handmade souvenirs and so on. Safe travels. Enjoy Curacao; it is a picturesque jewel, unique in the Caribbean. Of course you can always incude car rental in your packages but it will be a great experience to, if you have the time, let someone else drive in bus, big (konvoi) or small.