With an area of less than 500 square kilometers, Curacao is home to 150,000 inhabitants from 55 different cultures who, in their daily lives, reflect the diversity left by the struggle among Spaniards, Portuguese, English, French, and Dutch to maintain control of the place.

Beaches, nature, and adventure, but also gastronomy, culture, music, and business are part of the offerings of one of the most acclaimed gems in the Caribbean. Located just 395 kilometers from La Guajira and a 120-minute plane ride away, Curacao becomes an irresistible option to visit at any time of the year.

According to the Curacao Tourism Office, an average of US$1,500 per person will be sufficient to enjoy three to five days of the island's attractions, including airfare, accommodation, meals, and other activities. While the entertainment options exceed a hundred possibilities, LR recommends five plans that you cannot miss if you decide to visit the country.

However, if you have the opportunity to plan your trip in advance and are looking for a cultural experience, you have at least four options.

The Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival is celebrated at the end of August; in November, there is the Xcapefest; between January and February, the Festival de la Nueva Era takes place, and in April, the Curacao International Film Festival.

Diving in the 36 beaches of the island. With a selection of more than 30 beaches, Curacao is the meeting point for sea enthusiasts, as the warmth of its waters allows all forms of marine life to coexist there. Basora is one of the places with the greatest richness for diving. Swimming with dolphins in captivity-free environments Is it possible to swim with dolphins without harming them? The answer is yes. A space managed by a research and protection group at the Curacao Aquarium will allow you to learn the proper way to swim and take photographs with free animals.

Exploring the Emma Bridge at night. Explore one of the few floating bridges in the world: the Queen Emma Bridge. It is the passage that illuminates the nights of Willemstad and connects the Punda and Otrobanda neighborhoods. During the day, Emma opens its platforms to allow the passage of boats.

Visiting the historic center of Willemstad. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997, walking through the streets and alleys of Willemstad, the capital of Curacao, is a true pleasure. Enjoy the view of the colorful houses, the passing of cruise ships, and dinners on the waterfront.