Caribbean Tourism

Festivals

Excursions

The restored country estate houses, or landhuizen, emerge here and there in the parched countryside. Not all of them are open to the public but it is worth visiting some of those that are. Set in 503 ha in the east part of the island is Brievengat. Its exact date of construction is unknown, but it is believed to date from the early 18th century. It was used...

Festivals

Curaçao, Aruba and Bonaire all hold the traditional pre-Lent carnival. On the Sunday, a week before, is the children’s parade. Curaçao’s main parade is on the Sunday at 1000 and takes 3 hours to pass, starting at Otrabanda. The following Monday most shops are closed. On the Monday at 1500 there is a children’s farewell parade and there is a Farewell Grand...