Out of the three “ABC Islands” (Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao) Curacao is the largest and most cosmopolitan. It has earned its reputation in trade and international business, giving it a different flavor from most surrounding countries where tourism and, to lesser degree, agriculture are the main industries. Curacao has an oil refinery and has a strong position in financial (tax) services, giving it an urbanized look and feel. Curacao has a rich cultural heritage and the Historic Area with its colorful houses of Willemstad is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The coastline on the south and west of the island have many stark, white beaches, including small and secluded ones, giving you a private experience.
With both a European and African heritage, Curacao is representing more than 50 nationalities. The local language is Papiamentu, a colorful Creole dialect, but most common languages that are widely spoken are Dutch, Spanish, and English.