Curaçao
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Best time to visit Curaçao

If you are planning to travel to Curaçao, it is important to know when the best time to travel is. Curaçao has a tropical climate with warm temperatures all year round, so you can actually go there anytime. But if you are looking for the ideal travel time, it is wise to choose the dry and sunny period between December and April.

During this period you can enjoy pleasant temperatures between 25 and 30 degrees Celsius, and there is little chance of rain. The sea is also pleasantly warm, so it is a perfect time to enjoy Curaçao's beautiful beach and underwater world.

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However, there are also some drawbacks to traveling during this period. For one, it is the high season, so hotels and resorts are often fully booked and prices are higher than normal. If you don't want your vacation budget to be too affected, it might be better to choose another time of year to travel to Curaçao.

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Between June and November it can also be nice to go to Curaçao, although the chances of rain and thunderstorms are slightly higher then. But on the other hand, the temperatures are a bit more pleasant and the hotels and resorts are cheaper. So if you don't like the heat much and you want a cheap vacation, this might be the best travel time for you.

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In the table below you can quickly see the monthly average weather in Curaçao, the monthly temperature or when the precipitation is highest. The monthly average climate data is based on data from the last 30 years.

Climate Curaçao by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 27 27 27 27 28 28 28 29 29 29 29 28
Water temperature (°C) 27 27 27 28 28 28 28 29 30 30 29 28
Precipitation (mm) 39 24 27 26 38 26 51 40 65 98 137 94

Weather data from: Willemstad




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Climate Curaçao

The climate in Curaçao is one you can enjoy year-round. In fact, the Caribbean island is located in the tropics, which means you can count on warm temperatures and plenty of sunshine no matter when you go there.

The warm and humid climate of Curaçao stems from the island's tropical location just below the equator. Its proximity to the ocean also affects humidity and can cause some rainfall, especially in the summer. In addition, Curaçao has a constant trade wind that provides cooling, making it pleasant to stay on the island regardless of the season.

Summer

In the summer, from June through August, Curaçao is hot and humid. Average daytime temperatures are around 30 degrees Celsius and there is little to no precipitation. This is a popular time to go to the island, so if you go during this period, make sure you book your accommodations early.

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Autumn

In autumn, from September through November, Curaçao is still warm, but slightly cooler and drier. Average daytime temperatures drop to about 28 degrees Celsius and humidity decreases. This is a good time to go if you like milder weather and less chance of rain.

Winter

In winter, from December through February, Curaçao is still warm, with average daytime temperatures around 27 degrees Celsius. There may be a slight chance of rain, but generally it is dry and sunny. This is a great time to go to the island if you want to relax on the beach and enjoy the warm weather.

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Spring

In spring, from March through May, Curaçao is warm and humid. Average daytime temperatures rise again to about 30 degrees Celsius and some rainfall may occur. This is a good time to go if you are flexible and open to what the weather has to offer.


Climate Curaçao by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 27 27 27 27 28 28 28 29 29 29 29 28
Night temp. (°C) 26 26 26 27 27 28 28 28 29 28 28 27
Water temp. (°C) 27 27 27 28 28 28 28 29 30 30 29 28
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 39 24 27 26 38 26 51 40 65 98 137 94
Days with rain 18 15 15 11 13 13 19 17 18 23 25 23
Dry days 13 13 16 19 18 17 12 14 12 8 5 8
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 9 9 9 9 9 10 10 10 10 9 9 9
Wind force (Bft) 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 5
UV-index 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7

Weather data from: Willemstad


Curaçao weather by month

What is the average Curaçao weather like in a given month? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

Curaçao weather

The weather for Curaçao over the next 14 days will be 26° with several days chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain.

The weather forecast for Curaçao is based on the weather in Willemstad.

5-day weather forecast Curaçao

Weather
Max/min
Precip
Wind
Thursday
2 february
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26°C
25°C
0.6 mm
8 m/s
Friday
3 february
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26°C
25°C
2.2 mm
9 m/s
Saturday
4 february
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26°C
25°C
0 mm
10 m/s
Sunday
5 february
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26°C
25°C
0.8 mm
10 m/s
Monday
6 february
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26°C
25°C
5 mm
11 m/s

View the 14 day weather forecast for Curaçao


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Frequently asked questions

Where is Curaçao?

Curaçao lies in a straight line about 14,201 km from India (New Delhi → Willemstad).

How long is the flight to Curaçao?

The flight time from Indira Gandhi to Curaçao is approximately 17 h. 50 min.

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What are the largest airports in Curaçao?

These are the largest airports in Curaçao:

  • Hato International Airport (CUR) in Willemstad

How many inhabitants does Curaçao have?

Curaçao has 160,337 inhabitants.

How big is Curaçao?

The surface area of Curaçao is 444 km². It is 7404x smaller than India.

What is the capital of Curaçao?

The capital of Curaçao is Willemstad.

What is the currency of Curaçao?

In Curaçao, the Netherlands Antillean guilder (ANG) is used for payment.

Exchange rates on 2 February 2023

  • 1 Indian rupee = 0.024 Netherlands Antillean guilder
  • 1 Netherlands Antillean guilder = 41.44 Indian rupee
  • 100 Indian rupee = 2.41 Netherlands Antillean guilder
  • 100 Netherlands Antillean guilder = 4,144.13 Indian rupee

What is the area code of Curaçao?

The area code to call Curaçao is +599-9.