Capital City: Willemstad

Population: 180,337

Airport: Curaçao Hato

Languages: Papiamento with English, Dutch, and Spanish widely spoken and understood

Weather: Arid and hot, more similar to the continental Colombian and Venezuelan pastlines than to Carribean islands further to the north.

Currency: Netherlands Antilles Guilder

Train: There is no railroad in Curaçao

Bus: The entire country is less than 40 miles long and 9 miles, at its widest. Aside from taxis, this is the only means of public transportation on the island. All buses leave from Willemstad’s Otrobanda or Punda bus stations to destinations all over the island