Car rental Curaçao
General information and regulations
Traffic rules on Curaçao resemble those in the Netherlands, albeit with a few adjustments. It is important to maintain an easygoing driving style. Take it slow and use the brakes frequently. Do not be alarmed when someone moves past your left or right side, even along the banks of the road.
After heavy rains, it is recommended to maintain a 19mph/30kph limit due to slippery roads. Pay attention to T-junctions: traffic driving straight ahead has the right of way.
Maximum speeds are 25mph/40kph in the city, and 50mph/80kph on local roads. In most cases, the minimum age for renting a car is 23 years.
Driving on Curaçao with a rental car
Curaçao stretches 61 km in length and 5 to 14 km in width. It is easy to navigate the whole island within the hour. From the capital city of Willemstad to the caves of Hato, Westpunt (west point) and the former plantation estates, these sites are well worth a visit.
Furthermore, the Christoffelpark, with its 375 meters high 'Christoffelberg' (mountain) in the middle, is remarkable as well. The National Park Shete Boka is worth a visit as it shows breeding grounds for sea turtles. However, the main attraction on the island is Willemstad itself, with its colorful architecture and historical centre, which is often referred to as the 'Amsterdam of the Western Hemisphere'.
Renting a car on Curaçao
At the airport on Curaçao, you will find many car rental companies, under which Avis, Budget, Hertz and National. You can rent a car through EasyTerra as well. This website compares the rates of multiple car rental companies.