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Curacao

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MARRIAGE REQUIREMENTS

Send a written marriage petition to the town hall.

The letter has to be signed by both partners.

Send two wedding dates with times.

Birth certificates with the parents' names.

International declaration of unmarried status by the civil registration of your hometown and an apostille/legalization. If divorced or widowed, bring a copy of divorce decree or a death certificate plus an apostille/ legalization of proof required. Apostilleà form of legalization.

This has to be done at the Netherlands embassy in your country of residence.

 

Please note that none of these documents can be older than 6 months by the time of the wedding.

TRAVEL INFORMATION

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS

Generally tourists holding a valid passport may enter Curaçao without a written permit and remain with us for a period of up to 90 days. However, several nationalities must present a tourist visa as part of our entry requirements. A visa should be applied for at least one month in advance at any representation of the Netherlands (in the concerning country). US visitors require a passport to get back into the USA.

CURRENCY

Netherlands Antillean guilder (ANG), also called the florin, which is abbreviated as Nafl.

LANGUAGE

Dutch, English and the local language Papiamentu.

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Curacao has a tropical Savannah climate, with little rain and warm temperatures throughout the year. The average temperature is 88 °F (31.2 °C) with a minimum of 78 °F (25.3 °C).The coolest month is January and the warmest, September.

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Curacao is a Lesser Antilles island in the southern Caribbean Sea, part of the Dutch Caribbean region, an autonomous country part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, about 40 miles (65 km) north of Venezuela. Its capital is Willemstad.

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Curacao beaches are located along the southwestern coast with white sands, palm trees and calm crystal-clear water perfect for snorkeling and diving. Some beaches charge for admission Santa Barbara Beach is a natural oasis under the Caribbean sun. Blue Bay Beach is located northwest of Willemstad and it is a calm shady beach. Boka St. Michiel is a fishing village with small boats bob in the bay. Caracasbaai’s beach is made of coarse sand and pebbles. Cas Abao offers you a white sandy beach and clear ocean view. Daaibooibaai is located in small bay close to town, great for snorkeling along its rocky ledge. Jan Thiel Beach is the place to enjoy the open bay, shop and entertainment. Kenepa (Knip) are two beautiful coves, among the island's most popular beaches. In Playa Forti you would appreciate the fishing boats and view of the island's western tip. Playa Porto Mari is a beautiful sandy bay to be found on the private estate of Plantages "Porto Mari" on the west coast. Seaquarium Beach

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Hato International Airport (IATA: CUR) is located on the North side of the island, not far from the capital of Willemstad

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For the best shopping on the island, visit the historical downtown of Punda, with its pedestrian-only streets, several historic districts with architecture inspired in Netherlands Spain and Portugal’s styles, full of shops and restaurants. The streets are colorful and exciting and the stores offer a wide range of products as jewelry, cosmetics, clothing and souvenirs. The shops are normally open from Monday to Saturday till 6:00pm and some open at Sunday. Punda also has a flourishing art scene in Winsdtraat (known as the Art Alley).with amazing art shops by local artists. Only ten minutes’ drive from the downtown area you will find Zuikertuin Mall, the only fully air--conditioned mall, with brand-named stores, restaurants. Another mall is Sambil, 15 minutes away from the Curacao Airport with and strategic location for Cruise Ship visitors as it is located close to the Megapier. Another shopping spot is Mambo Beach Boulevard with local and international brands. At the other side of St

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Curacao has several options for nightlife fun, whether your idea of a good time is relaxing in a bar with jazz music or dancing in clubs, from electronic music, caribbean music and more. The district of Punda hosts “Punda Vibes” every Thursday night with activities as shopping, live music, great local shows and good food. There are several cafes where you can relax with an chill out atmosphere. At the beach bars and clubs you would sip exotic cocktails, more than 50 types of rum, whiskey, vodka's, champagne or a large variety of cocktails. Try your luck in the casinos with Las Vegas-style action.

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Curaçao’s cuisine combines European, West-Indian and East Asian influences. From simple snacks, comfort food to fine dining restaurants, there is something for every taste. You can find Dutch products as cheeses, bread and seafood, from Indonesia, Sate and Peanut sauce and even Chinese snacks. There are also vegetarian options. The offer of restaurants goes from Surinamese, Seafood (red snapper, dradu, tuna and lobster), Chinese, Jamaican and Latin dishes. For Krioyo (local) food try Cabritu Stoba (stewed goat).

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You have several options in Curacao to enjoy beauty of the ocean: Boating, jet skiing, kayaking, just for scuba diving and snorkeling Curacao has 40 different dive areas and 65 individual sites. Diving is nice due to the warm waters, mild currents and the visibility. To enjoy the natural wonders, visit the Shete Boka National Park, home to the 7 mouths including Boca Tabla and Boca Pistol. Some of them serve as sea turtle breeding grounds. The Curacao Sea Aquarium is quite popular, house of the Dolphin Academy. The Hato Caves are made of coral and limestone below the sea with beautiful stalactite and stalagmite formations, water pools and a waterfall. The southwestern side of the island is one large coral reef and a marine park. In the north you can dive at the Banda Abou National Park, in the center at the Central Curacao Underwater Park and in the south at the Curacau Underwater Park, all easy shore dives with pristine coral bay dives to enjoy.

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Curacao is a perfect location whether you are looking for water sports or just relaxing in the white-sand beaches. Explore the Coves and underwater marvels like the Mushroom Forest, an underwater jungle of 10-foot, mushroom-shaped star coral or on earth the exotic wildlife and gardens. Willemstad, the capital city is a charming port, place for shopping high-end retailers, eat in restaurants and party in with the nightlife. Do not forget to admire the Dutch colonial architecture.

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