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  CURACAO - LoveToKnow Article on CURACAO   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The surface is generally flat, but in the south-west there are hills attaining an elevation of 1200 ft. The shores are in places deeply indented, forming several natural harbours, the chief of which is that of St Anna on the south-west coast.
Curacao consists of eruptive rocks, chiefly diorite and diabase, and is surrounded by coral reefs.
Curacao was discovered by Hojeda about 1499 and occupied by the Spaniards in 1527.
50.1911encyclopedia.org /C/CU/CURACAO.htm   (454 words)

 Curacao Culture & Folklore
Curacao's 170,000 people spell the island Kursow, a Papiamentu word, indicating a strong cultural sensibility.
While Curacao is still a member of the Netherlands Antilles, and is tied to Holland through governmental functions, the island is more African and cosmopolitan, more Caribbean, in its culture than many.
It is, in a way, the original language of Curacao, and was meant to be a spoken communication, not a written one.
www.curacao-travelguide.com /culture/index.shtml   (539 words)

 Cruise Critic Destinations: Curacao
Curacao has two main docking spots: the new Curacao Mega Pier is designed for Post-Panamax style mega ships (that can't fit under the city's famed Queen Juliana Bridge).
The art galleries of Curacao which showcase everything from the traditional to post modern "Bumper Art;" the island has a thriving creative community and often artists will be on hand to discuss their work at venues like Landuis Bloemhof, Classic Caribbean, Arawak Craft Products and Kas di Alma Blou.
At the Curacao Sea Aquarium (four tours a day and a feeding show), every species of marine life native to Curacao's waters is displayed in natural seawater aquaria: twenty foot sharks, turtles as big as manhole covers, giant Moray eels and more.
www.cruisecritic.com /ports/newport.cfm?ID=15   (1135 words)

 Curaçao - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This lies in the reserved wildlife park, Curaçao Christoffelpark, and can be explored by car, bike or horse or on foot.
Curacao has a lot of places where one can hike.
There are so called Salinjas which are salt water lakes where flamingos fly out to rest and feed.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Curacao   (985 words)

 Apple Vacations: Great deals on Caribbean Vacation packages
Haitat Curacao is located on a private estate 20 minutes from the capital Willemstad.
Howard Johnson Plaza is a new and impressive property ideally situated in the heart of the city, surrounded by numerous downtown...
The currency in Curacao is the Netherlands Antilles Guilder or Florin.
www.applevacations.com /showDestination.do?command=showDestination&destinationCode=CUR   (513 words)

 Curacao Netherlands Antilles Hotels ... Jake.com
Curacao, AN The moderate rooms are located in our classic Avila and are quite small.
Curacao, AN The Otrobanda Hotel is ideally located in the heart of Willemstad, Curacao's world famous shopping and business centre and inclusive of its free shops...
Curacao, AN Picturesque mountains, bays, cliffs and quiet waters surround Sunset Waters Beach Resort on Curacao's Gold Coast.
hotels.jake.com /int/an/curacao-hotels.html   (125 words)

 The Virtual Jewish History Tour - Curacao
Throughout their history in Curacao, Jews have been involved in practically all facets of life, from pioneering efforts in commerce, industry and tourism, to activity in social causes, community service, politics, academics and the arts.
The agriculture practiced by the first Jewish settlers in the seventeenth century was not an economically viable activity, and soon the Jews of Curaçao pursued opportunity in trade.
While the history of Jews in Curacao is one of prosperity and expansion, the community is at present in a far-less comfortable situation.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/vjw/Curacao.html   (2011 words)

 Windsurfing Curacao; Learn to windsurf in Curacao!
That thursday the first Windsurfing Curacao Starboard pro-kids competition was held in Curacao...
Curacao's sister islands, Aruba and Bonaire, are well known in the windsurfing world.
Curacao, which receives the same Caribbean trade winds as its siblings, has remained undiscovered by travelling windsurfers.
www.windsurfingcuracao.com   (222 words)

 Curacao car hire, Curacao car rental from 225 USD per week allinclusive   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Curacao car hire, Curacao car rental from {RATE} per week all-inclusive.
Curacao car hire deals with all major car rental companies and negotiates with the local agencies in Curacao to offer the best car rental rates and service for each specific location in Curacao.
Compare our rates in Curacao and find out that we are usually at least 30% cheaper than our competitors in Curacao.
curacao.caribbeancar.com   (314 words)

 Curacao Netherlands Antilles | Curacao Dutch Caribbean by Caribseek   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Curaçao is the largest of the five islands of the Netherlands Antilles and lies in the Caribbean sea just 60 km off the Venezuelan coast outside the hurricane belt.
Curacao has a rich cultural heritage and in December 1997 the Historic Area of Willemstad was placed on the World Heritage List of UNESCO.
the capital of Curacao, is also the seat of Government.
www.caribseek.com /Curacao   (260 words)

 SuperClubs - Breezes Curacao Resort Spa & Casino
Breezes Curacao Resort Spa and Casino is the first Super-Inclusive resort in the Southern Caribbean.
Which means that when you add it all up, Breezes Curacao Resort Spa and Casino is the perfect vacation, because it leaves nothing to chance.
The newest Breezes Resort comes to life on the beautiful Island of Curacao with it's own 1500 feet of private white sandy beach and crystal clear waters.
www.superclubs.com /brand_breezes/resort_curacao/index.asp   (276 words)

 Welcome to the Curacao Diving Paradise - Curacao Diving Paradise
Curacao is a small island just north of the Venezuelan coast.
Curacao has much to offer for the diving tourist.
Although it is less well known for its underwater world than Bonaire, it has a lot of similarities.
www.curacao-diving.com   (253 words)

 Curacao, Create your own vacation
Our Air Fares page will inform you from which cities you can fly to Curacao directly and lets you navigate to the airline companies' webpages.
We support a Bulletin Board, The Curacao Forum, where new and regular visitors can exchange information on a large number of topics.
Download a Free Curacao Wallpaper to give your computer the Caribbean look to get you through the time until your holiday starts.
www.curacao-travelguide.com   (270 words)

Curacao is an eclectic mix of European charm and Caribbean culture.
Curacao, along with its capital of Willemstad, also offers an incredible array of duty-free stores, casinos, and discotheques perfect for those who want more out of their vacation besides sitting on the beach.
However, for those who don't want to worry about rain during their vacation, then Curacao is a natural choice.
www.sunvacations.org /CURACAO.htm   (280 words)

 Travel to Curacao
Located in the tropics, just 12 degrees from the equator, Curacao has a warm, sunny climate year round.
Curacao is outside the hurricane belt; only three hurricanes have come near the island in the last century.
Occasionally, a tropical storm brewing elsewhere in the Caribbean can cause uncharacteristically cloudy weather for a day or two.
www.curacao.co.uk   (96 words)

 CIA - The World Factbook -- Netherlands Antilles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Once the center of the Caribbean slave trade, the island of Curacao was hard hit by the abolition of slavery in 1863.
The island of Saint Martin is shared with France; its southern portion is named Sint Maarten and is part of the Netherlands Antilles; its northern portion is called Saint-Martin and is part of Guadeloupe (France).
Curacao and Bonaire are south of Caribbean hurricane belt and are rarely threatened; Sint Maarten, Saba, and Sint Eustatius are subject to hurricanes from July to October
www.cia.gov /cia/publications/factbook/geos/nt.html   (997 words)

 Toucan Diving Curacao - Scuba Dive
Welcome to the coziest dive shop in Curacao with a team of experienced instructors and divemasters.
Our Professional Instructors are among the most experienced on the island of Curacao, offering a wide range of courses, all PADI-certified.
We organize trips by boat or car to the nicest dive spots that Curacao has to offer such as: "The Superior Producer" (wreck dive), "Divers Leap", Tug Boat (wreck and wall dive), Mushroom Forest and our own beautiful house reef at Kontiki Beach Club.
www.curacao-toucandiving.com   (245 words)

 Curacao   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Coral Spawning by Moonlight Smiling at me from across the table, a sparkle in her eyes, Therisa asked, 'Ready to see how corals do it?' She was referring to the ever elusive coral spawn, a mating ritual like no other.
Habitat Curacao We were at Habitat Curacao, experiencing one of lifes best pleasures: total diving freedom.
Modeled after Capt. Don Stewarts original Habitat on Bonaire, Habitat Curacao was recently constructed on the undeveloped, pristine southwestern coast of Curacao.
www.skin-diver.com /departments/DiveTheWorld/CarribeanAndBermuda/Curacao/Articles.asp   (202 words)

 Where do you want to go birding in Curacao today?
The park consists of three former plantations and offers 20 miles of one-way driving trails abundant with flora and fauna, including prickly pear cactus, divi divi trees and exotic flowers.
In 1995 the American Birding Association contacted me to offer me an opportunity to serve as their representative on a Clipper Cruise Line voyage through the southern Caribbean in January 1996.
The tour itinerary included the Netherlands Antilles islands of Curacao and Bonaire, coastal Venezuela, Tobago, the Orinoco River, and Trinidad -- 1200 sea miles in all.
www.camacdonald.com /birding/carcuracao.htm   (415 words)

 Toucan Diving Curacao - Scuba Dive   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Diving in Curacao is unique for many reasons;
One of the nicest shore dives on Curacao, near to Jan Thiel beach.
Easy entry and exit, with very nice shallow water corals and plants, super wall with big formations of corals, lots of fish : Barracudas, Lobsters even turtles are seen here.
www.curacao-toucandiving.com /dive_spots.shtml   (466 words)

 CyberSpace Curacao Add Url and Suggestions Form, Dutch West Indies
Other sites relating to the caribbean region, travel, tourism and destinations are welcome to submit but may be ask to provide a reciprocal link back to CyberSpace Curacao.
CyberSpace Curacao holds a SafeSurf rating as suitable for all ages.
This link service in CyberSpace Curacao is FREE but a reciprocal link from your site is appreciated.
www.cybercur.com /general/submit.html   (270 words)

We selected for you the best Hotels on Curacao.
More than just sun and sand, Curacao is rich in exciting adventures.
Walk back in time at the Kura Hulanda Museum and trace the island's history from the Amerindians of South America, the Spanish, English, French and Dutch who came and stayed.
www.curacao-travel.com /curacao.html   (1035 words)

 Curacao map and information page by World Atlas
Curacao map and information page by World Atlas
Curacao is the largest island in the Netherlands Antilles, and like the other islands in the group, was granted full internal-affairs autonomy in 1954, however, the Netherlands is still responsible for its defense.
If you would like to submit an addition, change or correction, or suggest a new link, please forward it to our map department and we will give it our immediate attention.
www.worldatlas.com /webimage/countrys/namerica/caribb/curacao.htm   (247 words)

 Index page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
and for all United States of America and Curacao holidays.
This site is maintained by the Public Affairs Section of the Department of State in Curacao.
Links to other Internet sites should not be construed as an endorsement of the views contained therein.
www.amcongencuracao.an   (62 words)

 Curacao tourism - Curacao vacation reviews - Curacao vacations - TripAdvisor
Curacao tourism - Curacao vacation reviews - Curacao vacations - TripAdvisor
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 Curaçao Actief
We share our profits on the Eco Safari Tours with Stichting Uniek Curacao who are dedicated towards raising public awareness in maintaining an accessible and beautiful environment.
Let our expert guides show you Curacao’s reefs in action.
Certified divers enjoy the steep walls, deep wrecks and drift dives.
www.curacao-actief.com   (87 words)

 Jazz Clubs Curcao
Ole Ole Jazz Restaurant, after 10 years of existence, still is one of the best jazz restaurants in the island of Curacao.
Open for lunch from 12pm till 3pm, dinner from 6pm till 2pm.
Restaurant International open every day,seafood, meats, Spanish dishes Open 5pm until 4am.
www.jazz-clubs-worldwide.com /docs/curacao.htm   (200 words)

 Curacao Business Directory - BusinessCuracao.com - Curacao Yellow Pages
Curacao Business Directory - BusinessCuracao.com - Curacao Yellow Pages
Welcome to BusinessCuracao.com, the Internet gateway to Curacao businesses: the one-stop spot for information on Curacao companies, organizations and professionals.
23 - 29, 2006 - Curacao Regatta 2006
www.businesscuracao.com   (209 words)

 Curacao car rentals Budget Rent A Car
The easiest way to get around on Curacao is in a rental car from Budget Rent a Car.
We offer an array of quality vehicles as diverse as Curaçao itself.
With discounts of 40 establishments on Curacao and Bonaire
www.curacao-budgetcar.com   (101 words)

 Curacao forum - TripAdvisor
Candid opinions and open discussions on Curacao travel contributed by real travelers
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www.tripadvisor.com /ShowForum-g147277-i583-Curacao.html   (184 words)

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