Curacao is an island situated in the Caribbean off of the coast of Venezuela. It’s part of the Dutch ABC islands, but gained its independence in 2010 from the Netherlands. It has a tropical savannah climate and the sun always shines accompanied by a nice breeze because of its proximity to the equator. Although it’s basically summer year-round, Curacao does have two distinct seasons, the dry season being in January – September and the wet season in October- December.
The coolest month is January with temperatures averaging at 80 °F, with cooling breezes throughout the day. The warmest month, September, has an average temperature of 84 °C. but the best remedy for a really hot day is a dip into the pool or jumping into the ocean!
Luckily, Curacao is outside of the hurricane belt and does not experience any hurricanes, the worst that happens is a tropical storm that will produce heavy rainfall. Curacao rainfall never lasts for more than a day, it usually rains at night. Showers can be scattered, meaning that one part of the island is dry and enjoying the sunshine while a short shower passes by on another part of the island. The wet season should not ruin your vacation.
The Low Season
One of the best times to visit the island is from May to November, this is low-season and the prices will have dropped dramatically. Hotels, airplane tickets will be much cheaper and you might get some package deals with airlines and hotels. Overall, this period tends to be less crowded with travelers. During the summer months (June-September), it will become busy again as Europeans and Americans flock to the tropical destination for their summer vacation.
The High Season
Curacao is extremely busy during the months of December to February as everyone wants to travel down to the island to escape the winter cold. The prices during this time will be quite pricey compared to the off-season period. However, this could be your opportunity to enjoy a white Christmas on the white sandy beaches. The locals on Curacao are known to love a good party. The partying doesn’t end on New Year’s Day as everyone will be preparing for the next celebration, Carnival. This is a great time to visit the island because there is an explosion of colorful costumes, dancing people, music and parades populating the streets during the month of February. Curacao welcomes you anytime!
The Guide includes:
- Nearly 30 pages of Curacao tips, tricks, and secrets
- Detailed information about the best resorts, restaurants, and activities
- And MORE!