CUR TravelGuide 02.04.20 - Flipbook - Page 13
Located in the tropics, just 12° north of the Equator, Curaçao has a
warm, sunny climate year-round. The average temperature is about
30° C (in the mid 80° F). Cooling trade winds blow constantly from
the east, picking up in the spring months. The rainy season, between
October and February, is usually marked by short, occasional showers
at night and sunny weather during the day. Total annual rainfall
averages only 570 mm (22 inches). Curaçao is on the outer fringes of
the Hurricane Belt.
Since temperatures are warm throughout the year, light, casual
tropical wear is recommended. When outdoors, protect yourself from
the sun. If you plan on hiking in the countryside, wear sturdy shoes
and long pants to protect your legs from the cacti and bugs.
Not only is Curaçao’s water safe to drink, it is of the finest quality.
Since 1928, a seawater distillery has produced top quality drinking
water for the island. It contains no chloride and little calcium, is
tasteless, odorless and has a good bacteriological composition.
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY :
St. Elisabeth Hospital (+5999) 462-4400
Politur (tourist police) (+5999) 735-0044
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