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Summary: The many reasons to visit one of the Caribbean's most popular islands.
Cura…what? Curacao Island. For awhile you thought it was a voodoo thing or an African dish. But going over the vacation magazines, you found out it was actually a place in the Caribbean.
Curacao Island is the biggest member of the Netherland Antilles group. Taking pride in its breathtaking beaches, rich culture, historic structures, and unspoiled tropical ambiance, Curacao Island is simply a tourist's modern-day Eden.
A lot of tourists go there to participate in the world-famous 'Karnaval'. These festivities beginning sometime in January and lasting until more than a month after have mardi gras, which are famous crowd-drawers. Street-dancing with the locals to Curacao's official beat, the Tumba, is a favorite among tourists. The dance marches happen along the streets of Willemstad, the capital city.
The famous clear waters and sandy white beaches are a quiet contrast to the bustling city. Lounging on the long stretch of sand at the beach, one can find solace. Bonding with nature through the countryside, some may find fulfillment. Gazing at the significant ancient structures and others may find wisdom.
From the time your plane touches down at the airport or the moment your cruise ship docks at the pier, you get an instant taste of Curacao's interesting culture. The hotels and resorts all boast of luxurious accommodations and impeccable service that Curacao Island is so famous for.
The restaurants also add excitement to a tourist's visit to Curacao Island. Exotic local specialties like their lizard dish are highlights of their menu. Most of them also serve international dishes. The evenings in some of these restaurants are exciting. Most of these provide outdoor dining experience. Dining under the stars is added ambiance to the presence of live bands playing different types of music.
Shopping is as famous as its beaches in Curacao Island. The market showcases local and imported items with prices that go down as much as 20% less than its original tag price thus shopping alone makes for a perfect reason for a Curacao vacation.
So while leafing through those travel magazines, stop on the Curacao Island page. It would probably show you magnificent photos of the most popular sights and a run-down of the many activities you can enjoy there. And if the picture-perfect beach doesn't thrill you at all, or if the well-preserved nature doesn't interest you enough, then I don't know if there's another place that will.