Curacao is a Dutch Caribbean island located just off the coast of Venezuela. It is the largest and most diverse of the ABC islands (Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao). Curacao is a true global melting pot, mixing together more than fifty nationalities! The majority of the island is made up of Curacaos, African-Caribbean descendants. Curacaos rich history comes alive in the stunning architecture that is seen across the island. Willemstad is the heart of the island with beautiful Dutch colonial buildings that are not found anywhere else outside the Netherlands. To accommodate the islands weather conditions the buildings added accents such as shutters. The bright, bold colors that cover the buildings throughout the island truly make it very unique and spirited.
The official language on the island is Dutch but with the wide variety of culture; English and Spanish are also prominent languages.
Residents of the island speak Papiamentu, which is a beautiful blend of African, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, French, English and Arawak Indian.
These two parts are connected by the famous Queen Emma pontoon bridge.
The bridge lights up the entire island at night attracting attention to the beautiful city.