Caribbean Tourism

Tourist Information

Local Tourist Office

The main office of the Curaçao Tourism Development Bureau is at Pietermaai 19, Willemstad, PO Box 3266, T4616000, F4612305. There is an information office on Breedestraat, east of Hendrikplein, and at the airport.


The Curaçao Hotel and Tourism Association (CHATA) is at Kaya Junior Salas 1, T4651005, in down town Punda, offering helpful information, assistance in finding a hotel, brochures, maps, etc. There are also several Visitor Information Centres dotted round Willemstad and some booths sponsored by resort hotels, which have irregular hours. Members of Curaçao Hospitality Services look after the parking lots and are trained in first aid and how to give directions.

Tourist Offices Overseas

Argentina: Paraguay 880, 1st floor of 7 (1057), Buenos Aires, T541-3115965/2488, F541-3128849. Germany: Arnulfstrasse 44, D-80335 Munich 2, T4989-598490, F4989-5504045. Holland: Vasteland 82-84, 3001 BP Rotterdam, PO Box 23227, T3110-4142639, F3110-4136834, ctb...@wirehub.nl UK: Axis Sales and Marketing, 421a Finchley Road, London NW3 6HJ, T0171-4314045, F0171-4317920. USA: 475 Park Avenue South, Suite 2000, New York, NY10016, T212-6837660, 1800-2703350, F212-6839337, curacao@ix.netcom.com; 330 Biscayne Blvd, Suite 808, Miami, FL33132, T305-3745811, 800-4458266, F305-3746741. Venezuela: Torre la Previsora, Local No 3, Planta Baja, Av las Acacias con Bolívar, Urb las Caobos, PO Box 63345, Caracas, T602-7814622, F602-7826582.

Local Travel Agents & Tour Operators

One of the best island tours available is with Casper Tours, T5610721/4653010, informative, fun, covers east to west, 0900-1600 including lunch at a local restaurant for US$35 (cruise ships’ tours from US$15) in a/c mini buses, English, Dutch and Spanish spoken. Taber Tours (branch at airport and at many hotels) do a variety of tours, usually in large Greyhound type buses. Old City Tours do a walking tour of Otrabanda, 1715-1900, US$5.55 including a drink, T4613554. Dornasol Tours, T8682735, highly recommended local guide with minibus, full or half day eco-tours by biologist and historian Lies van de Kar, English, Dutch, German and Spanish spoken, also tours of Jewish sites.

Maps

Curoil nv publishes a good road map with a satellite photo of the island with superimposed information, town street plans and an excellent index, available in Mensing and other bookshops.


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