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Curaçao Orientation

Curaçao Orientation

On Curaçao, roads are in good condition and signs point the way to most attractions, so finding your way around is easy, whether you’re driving in the countryside or walking through Willemstad, the capital of Curaçao. Pick up a free map at the front desk of your hotel, any car-rental office, information kiosks at the airport or cruise-ship terminal, or at the Tourism Development Bureau in Punda.

The island is long (about 37 miles) and thin (no more than eight miles across), lying almost diagonal to due north-south. Little Klein Curaçao is about seven miles off the southeast coast.

Willemstad is the capital of both Curaçao and the Netherlands Antilles, and is located a bit east of midpoint on the protected leeward coast of the island. Hato Airport is to the north, at about midpoint on the windward coast. The island extends northwest and southeast from the capital and airport, with the Watamula Lighthouse on the northwestern point, and the Oostpunt Lighthouse on the southeastern tip.

Last updated October 10, 2008
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