Beautiful beaches, turquoise blue water and numerous sights: Curaçao offers everything for a truly dreamlike holiday. Experience the Caribbean island completely independently and flexibly with a rental car!
The Caribbean island of Curaçao is about 60 kilometres from South America. Since 2010, the island has been an autonomous part of the Dutch Kingdom. Curaçao is as attractive for seaside holidaymakers as it is for the numerous divers who explore the spectacular coral reefs. The capital Willemstad enchants with its historic colonial buildings, but also offers an exciting nightlife and shopping possibilities. Holiday-makers discover the islands best with the rented car, since the island is not big, the public local traffic is however often badly developed.
Politically Curacao belongs to the Netherlands and is the largest island of the Dutch Antilles.
It lies off the coast of Venezuela. The island with its own charm covers an area of 444 square kilometres and is ideal for discovering a piece of paradise on your own with a rental car. Ideally you should pick up one of our Curacao airport car rentals. Most car rentals are located at the Curacao airport, hence is a wide range of rental cars available.
For a visit to Dushi Korsou (sweet Curaçao), as the locals lovingly call the island, a rental car is highly recommended. Many beaches and sights are not accessible by public transport and are difficult to reach on foot. With a rental car you can explore the beauty of the Caribbean Sea independently. From any point of the island you can reach the place of your choice quickly by car.
From Curaçao Airport you can reach the capital (and only city) Willemstad in about 20 minutes. There you can visit the beautiful harbour, enjoy the Creole cuisine, and continue to discover Curacao with your rental car.
Start in Willemstad, which has been declared a World Heritage Site in 1997, and drive to beautiful beaches such as the one between Play Hundu and Playa Jan Thiel.
Make your very own tour with a rental car and stay flexible. Curacao's beaches and coves are among the most beautiful in the world. FYI a lot of movies and series are shot here. Most beaches, such as Jan Thiel and Santa Barbara, are located in the quiet and protected south of Curaçao. With the rental car you reach almost all beach sections in less than 20 minutes. An excursion to the dream beach Playa Lagun in the northwest of the island is highly recommended. The paradise for divers and snorkellers can be reached in about 50 minutes by rental car from Willemstad.
The most popular souvenir of the island is the Blue Curacao, whose production site is located in Salina and is always worth a trip by rental car.
Tip: Although the rough north coast of Curaçao is not suitable for swimming, it is still worth a visit. With a rental car you can drive along the coast and watch the natural spectacle of the waves hitting the rock formations. On the way there are always benches to rest and observe.
This Caribbean gem has much more to offer than the famous blue sea and beautiful beaches. From the city centre of Willemstad you can reach the most beautiful sights very quickly by rental car. Fulfill a dream and swim with dolphins in the Dolphinacademie or visit the impressive Christoffel National Park. For a fee you can drive through the park - including historical remains of Indian settlements - by rental car. The mountain route offers an impressive ride and many vantage points invite you to stop and linger.
|Sights||Distance to Willemstad in minutes|
|Hato Caves||20 minutes|
|Playa Lagun||50 minutes|
|Fort Nassau||15 minutes|
|Curaçao Sea Aquarium||15 minutes|
|Christoffel National Park||45 minutes|
|Themepark Amazonian Cultures||10 minutes|
|Ostrich farm||15 minutes|
An absolute must during your visit to Curaçao is an excursion to the neighbouring island of Little Curaçao. The uninhabited island is only one kilometer wide and barely three kilometers long. The beaches are spacious and snow-white, an island dream as if from a pirate film. Take a walk to the lighthouse and visit impressive shipwrecks. For divers the coral reefs and underwater caves are an absolute highlight.
To boat companies offer trips to Little Curaçao up to 20 times a day. MissAnnBoatTrip and MermaidBoatTrips can be reached by rental car in only 15 minutes from Willemstad. The crossing by boat (usually a catamaran) takes about 2 hours.
Without a car, holidaymakers on Curaçao are relatively restricted. We therefore recommend renting a car at the airport to visit Curaçao. After a long flight it may be advisable to have the rental car delivered directly to the hotel for a fresh and relaxed late start. On Curaçao you will find a wide range of car rentals, most of which are located near the airport and in Willemstad. Many providers also have counters in larger hotels.
|Refuelling||Pay first, refuel second.|
|Speed limits||Inner towns: 45 km/h, out of towns: 80 km/h|
|Right of way||Changes in roundabouts: Pay attention to signs!|
|Parking||Parking spaces are numbered and must be "booked" at the machine.|
|In case of accidents||Curaçao Roadservice Tel.: 199|
|Emergencies||Police Curaçao Tel.: 911|
The road conditions - especially in remote areas - are sometimes quite bad. Here it is worth renting an off-road vehicle, with which you can pass the impassable area without any problems. At best, book some time in advance to get the right rental car class for you.
Attention: If an accident should nevertheless occur, you must not change the scene of the accident! Even if your car blocks the road, you must wait for the Road Service to arrive.
Tip: If you visit Curaçao with your children, you should book the necessary extras - such as child seats and infant carriers - in good time. Especially in the high season from January to May these extras are otherwise quickly booked out