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How Much Does a Curaçao Vacation Cost?

By Danielle Desir, The Thought Card

Curaçao has been on my radar for a while now and I’m excited to share that I finally got the opportunity to experience this Caribbean gem for myself back in May. From the pastel-colored colonial architecture in Willemstad to the crystal clear beaches, I had a wonderful time exploring Curaçao with my best friend.

If you are planning a trip to Curaçao but you’re unsure of how much to budget, you are in the right place. To help you create a more realistic Curaçao travel budget, in this destination budget breakdown I’ll share how much a Curaçao vacation costs. Although your travel budget may end up looking different from mines, use this Curaçao vacation cost breakdown as a guide.

What currency to use in Curaçao?

Curaçao’s national currency is the Netherlands Antillean guilder (NAFl). Although most prices are listed in the local currency, the US Dollar is accepted everywhere on the island so there’s no need to exchange your money before you go. Plan to use cash when either tipping or taking public transportation.

Visa and Mastercard are also widely accepted and there’s plenty of ATMs downtown. These ATMs charge high transaction fees so bring enough cash with you to avoid having to spend extra money.

Read the full post, originally published in July 2019, on The Thought Card.