Where is Curaçao located?
Curaçao is located in the Southern Caribbean, just off the coast of Venezuela.
Curacao is a long, arid, and generally, flat island, stretching some 40 miles (64 km) from southeast to northwest, at much the same north-south angles as it's sister islands in the ABC group (Aruba to the west and Bonaire to the east). Curaçao is an autonomous country within the Kingdom of The Netherlands. Just 12° north of the Equator, Curaçao has a warm, sunny climate year-round. The average temperature is about 30°C (86°F). Cooling trade winds blow constantly from the east, strongest in the spring months.
Curacao can be broken down into two halves: Bandariba which means upside and Bandabou which means downside. Bandabou is the northwestern more rural half with the island’s two national parks and the most beautiful untouched beaches and Bandariba is the southeastern more populated/city life half that includes Willemstad.
The southeastern tip of Bandariba is a private property known as Oostpunt. The owner has firmly refused to sell it off, disallowing access to practically everyone.
If you’re looking for a more touristy place with lots of restaurants and nightlife, stay in Bandariba. If you prefer to dive or snorkel and hike the national parks find somewhere to stay in Bandabou.