This information is correct as of December 2015
Car hire at Curacao Airport makes island exploration easier. Curacao is a small island, and having a car will really maximise your stay. See all of the island's top attractions and discover a few hidden gems too.
Where to hire a car at Curacao Airport
Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Hertz, National, Sixt and Thrifty all offer car hire from Curacao Airport. Their desks are all in the airport office building, next to the passenger terminal.
Petrol stations near Curacao Airport
If you select a 'full to full' car rental agreement you will need to hand your car back with a full tank.
Fuel up in Willemstad before driving to the airport. There are plenty of gas stations on the outskirts of town.
Driving around Curacao Airport
Traffic on Curacao drives on the right hand side of the road. This will feel strange if you're not used to driving abroad. Most of the roads around the airport are small single-carriageways. Signs are often missing, and rural roads can be very dark at night. We recommend adding a sat-nav to your car hire package to give yourself extra peace of mind. Like most islands, life is laid-back: look out for animals and pedestrians on the road.
Getting to your destination
It doesn't take long to reach any of the island's top destinations from Curacao Airport.
The largest city on Curacao and the capital of the Netherlands Antilles, Willemstad combines laid-back Carribbean attitude with distinct Northern European influences. The beautiful UNESCO old town is a must-visit.
It takes about 20 minutes to drive into downtown Willemstad from Curacao Airport. You'll need to keep your wits about you when you drive in the city. Traffic laws are very loosely enforced, local drivers can be quite aggressive and the roads are often crowded. Most hotels in Willemstad have car parking facilities for guests.
Curacao's largest national park is home to a huge range of plant and animals. You'll also discover rich culture and plantation history. Excellent hiking trails give you the opportunity to appreciate the park's lush beauty. It takes about half an hour to drive to Christoffelpark from Curacao Airport. Take a whole day to give the national park justice. The area is criss-crossed by paved roads, making it easy to explore. You can park your car and if you feel like a hike, or just enjoy driving around amidst the natural scenery.
This fisherman's beach may not be ideal for swimming or catching a tan, but it's a good place to see some of the island's traditional life. It takes about 35 minutes to drive to Westpunt from Curacao Airport. Most of the accommodation in the area offers car parking facilities for guests.
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