Curacao is a beautiful tropical vacation destination and very safe compared to other parts in the world. People in Curacao are very welcoming and friendly towards tourists and will go out of their way to help out a traveler in need. It’s important to be safe while traveling abroad and take the necessary precautions. These safety tips will help you have a great time on the island.
- Remember to lock the car and leave valuables out of sight when leaving your car in public places. Your items should be safe but take precaution when visiting the public beaches, thieves will have time to take any valuables if you leave your bags unattended. The same goes for when stowing your laptops, travel documents, money etc. in a safe or vault in your hotel.
- Everybody loves to explore new cities, especially if you are admiring the famous historic district. Like anywhere, petty crime can be avoided if you don’t flash any valuable items like jewelry or a large sum of money out in public. Don’t let this scare you from taking pictures and enjoying Curacao, just make sure to keep an eye out. Blending in and respecting the local culture will help you stay safe as well.
- Have all your documents in a digital form before you leave on your adventure. A scanned copy on your smartphone or email of your passport and other important documents could be a life saver. Nothing is worse than having your passport stolen and dealing with the stress, but having copy at hand will help you get a replacement much faster. It’s also important to let somebody know what your itinerary will look like when traveling aboard. This way your family/friend can contact the hotel or any authorities if anything happens.
- Every place has its bad neighborhoods, it’s important to stay alert when you are in a new place. It’s better to keep to the more touristy areas of the island as they tend to be more populated and safer. When you’re in a new country, a suggestion would be to know where you are going, have an address, map or use a navigation app at your disposal. Make sure to keep an eye out when it’s nighttime, don’t aimlessly wander as it could attract unwanted attention. And if you’re totally lost you can ask a local for directions, most people on the island speak English, Spanish, Dutch and, Papiamentu (creole language).
Doing a little research before you go travelling is always a good idea. You have nothing to worry about when staying in Curacao. Follow these easy tips and you’ll be more prepared and have less stress on the trip. Stay safe and enjoy!
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- Nearly 30 pages of Curacao tips, tricks, and secrets
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