Location

Curaçao, the ABC Dutch Antilles, is located in the southwestern Caribbean. The Island is 56 Km (35 miles) off the coast of Venezuela and a 2 ½ hours from Miami.

Curaçao has all the postcard-perfect beaches and the quaint historical Dutch architecture, but you’ve only scratched the surface of things to do on this island. Get ready to explore as we span from east to west to discover Curaçao!

The entire island is loosely divided into 2 halves: On the east we have Banda Riba (meaning “up side”), and to the west there’s Banda Bou (meaning “down side”).  Both sides converge in the capital capital city of Willemstad which quite literally is split in two by the entrance to the harbor, with Punda (“town”) on one side and Otrobanda (“other side”) on the other. And connecting these two halves is the glorious Queen Juliana Bridge towering over the city and the harbor.

That being said, there are some getaway themes that remain universal notwithstanding the circumstances of your life.

Here’s the generic list I came up with:

You want to join Yogaventure Curaçao to:

  1. Transform your physical, mental & emotional states
  2. Experience new sensations
  3. Explore and discover new places
  4. Feel peace & have a great time
  5. Amazing weather
  6. Escape your daily routines
  7. Make new friends & connections

If you said yes to all of the above then it is time to set aside your work, silence the contradicting voices in your head, and prepare to take a full blown timeout for yourself! No excuses.

Language

Dutch is the official language while Papiamentu is commonly used. English and Spanish are widely spoken.

When you arrive at the Curacao International Airport, you're greeted by not only the warm breeze and friendly smiles, but also with a sign that says Bon Bini or Welcome in the local language called Papiamento. Revered for its sandy beaches and cosmopolitan flair, what also make Curacao inimitable are the many languages spoken by islanders.

Although Dutch is the official language and English and Spanish are widely spoken, a mélange of Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, French, English, African and Arawak Indian called Papiamento is also heard on the Dutch islands of Curacao, Aruba and Bonaire. One of just a few Creole languages that have survived to the present day, Papiamento is based on words in the Spanish and Portuguese dictionary.

Visitors are able to quickly learn a few phrases in Papiamento like ‘kon ta bo number’ which means ‘what's your name, ‘mi ta bai bon, danki’ which translates to a simple ‘I am fine, thank you’ and the word ‘dushi ‘which you’d use to grab the attention of your sweetie.

Climate

Curaçao has a warm, sunny climate year round, with an average temperature of about 27°C (in the mid-80°F).

Rainfall averages only 22 inches a year. Despite the near-constant sunshine, trade winds keep the islands cool with an average year-round temperature of 82 degrees all the while guaranteeing tourists average water temperatures of a very comfortable 80 degrees.

Visit www.eventscuracao.com to know more about where you will be heading soon!