From Texas to Curacao: why two Southern spots are a top match for traveling (including flights to Curacao)
In this blog article you will learn more about the 10 best reasons for Texas residents to book a vacation in the Caribbean Island of Curacao. This article also includes extensive flight information and ticket prices. Did you know that Texas and Curacao have a lot in common? There also is a pretty good flight connection between the lone star state Texas to sun sure Curacao in the Caribbean. A lot of Texans have already fallen in love with Curacao. For those of you still wondering, we hereby give you the 10 best reasons why two these Southern spots are a top match for traveling.
1. Texas and Curacao have lots in common in the kitchen
Where Texas geographically is the South region of the United States, Curacao is also located in the South region of the Caribbean. These two southern spots have quite a lot in common when it comes to cooking. Corn meal and stews from southeastern native-American communities, are known in Texas. Curacao has a love for this as well. Texas sayings like “Food is love” and “If It ain’t fried, it ain’t cooked” are phrases that would be perfectly applicable to people that are born and raised in Curacao as well. Food could easily be the number one love to Curacao locals. In Curacao we overall like it “nice and greasy” and complemented with a sea view. Of course we also have different types of restaurants serving all kinds of foods. However, hardly anyone says no to fried chicken or wings on Curacao. Plus, in Curacao we love Barbecue, Cajun and especially Creole just as much as Texans. We feel you!
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2. Texas and Curacao are both warm
Temperatures in Texas rarely rise above 96 degrees Fahrenheit (35 degrees Celsius) and dip below 32 degrees Fahrenheit (0 degrees Celsius) throughout the year. That’s warm in comparison to other States. In Curacao the weather is also warm. Temperatures usually don’t dip below 74 degrees Fahrenheit (23 degrees Celsius) at nighttime. Just like in Texas, January is the coldest month on Curacao with an average temperature of 80 degrees Fahrenheit (26 degrees Celsius). On Curacao it is warm 365 days of the year. Oh and, no tornados or hurricanes. Unlike the Windward Islands (Northern part of the Caribbean), Curacao lies below the so-called "hurricane belt". It is very rare for the island to ever experience a hurricane.
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3. Texas and Curacao: You say Whiskey, we say “what kind”
You Texians practically invented Whiskey and we from Curacao are very thankful for that. You say Whiskey, we say “what kind”. Historically, rum is something that used to be for the “less fortunate people” on Curacao. Whiskey, which was a bit more expensive than rum, was something loved by the “more affluents” on Curacao. Everyone wants to be seen as part of the ‘upper-class’ and therefore most folks, from all classes, drank whiskey. Of course, we don’t have that many whiskey brands like you have in Texas, but we take pride in our assortment, and we especially love Whiskey Sour and a good old Whiskey & Coke. Perhaps you can ask your bartender for a Blue Whiskey Cocktail, where the famous Blue Curacao liquor is added and you are actually having the best of both worlds. You are also welcome to try it at home to have a little taste of Curacao in Texas.
Ingredients Blue Whiskey Cocktail
1-ounce whiskey (Jameson works)
2-ounces blue curaçao
2-ounces Hpnotiq liqueur
1-2 ounces of lemon-lime soda
Garnish with blueberries, superfine sugar (optional)
Add ice (use cracked pieces or crushed ice)
4. Nature Lovers for both Texas and Curacao
If you love nature, then we invite you to definitely look further than Texas and USA borders. Curacao offers nature parks, hiking trails, beaches, and you can also go camping. You can go for an All Inclusive 1-night Klamping (Krioyo style camping/glamping) and you can even experience camping on the nearby uninhabited bounty island Klein Curacao. Surrounded by pristine beautiful nature and activities. You will never run out of things to do with activities you love to do in Texas, but with a Caribbean twist and backdrop.
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5. Both Texas and Curaco have Cacti and ‘Kadushi’
Both Texas and Curacao have a wide range of cacti. There are many types of cactuses on Curacao but one of the most popular ones is the ‘Kadushi’ (Cereus repandus). The Kadushi has been used for many years by the local population of Curaçao to combat fatigue and stiffness of the joints. Analysis of this cactus has shown that it is very rich in calcium, magnesium, and zinc, among other things. Kadushi soup is one of the traditional dishes in Curacao. The name Kadushi is composed of the words Cactus and 'Dushi'. Dushi has five different meanings in Papiamento (Curacao’s native language), of which 'nice or sweet' are two. You are most welcome to give it a try when traveling to Curacao.
6. Texas and Curacao both have a rich history
Steeped in history, the state has been home to numerous Native American tribes as well as a claimed territory to the Spanish Conquistadors, France, and Mexico. Slavery is part of the history in Texas, but it also is an important part of the history of Curacao. Due to its rich history and culture, there also are a lot of museums on Curacao. The culture of Curacao is a melting pot of about 50 nationalities. The average person in Curacao speaks 4 languages fluently: English, Spanish, Dutch and Papiamento.
7. Thank you from the bottom of our glass
Thank you for inventing the frozen margaritas, Texas. These adult slushies are the perfect way to cool down on a warm day in Curacao (careful though because it’s warm and sunny every single day of the year on Curacao). Margaritas taste even better poolside or when relaxing on a comfortable beach chair, enjoying the sights of the turquoise sea. Curacao offers great beach bars and happy hours to enjoy margaritas, and that’s the best of both worlds.
8. Texas and Curacao both have birds as icons
Where Texas’ state bird is a mockingbird, on Curacao it is the Troupial bird (left, picture taken by Evelijns). Texas has more species of birds than any other state, including screech owls and hummingbirds. On Curacao we have a few unique birds as well, the 'Barika hel' (Bananaquit), Warawara (Caracara plancus) and the Blenchi (Chlorostilbon mellisugus) for example. One of Curaçao's beloved birds is… (wait for it)… the tropical mockingbird (third photo). We bet that Curacao would feel like a warm nest for you Texans.
9. You cheered for Curacao and Texas
We know that Texians overall take sports very seriously. On Curacao we don’t have American Football, but we are super fanatic when it comes to Baseball. Did you know that local hero Andruw Jones played at the Texas Rangers in 2009. And Curacao local Jurickson Profar played for the Texas Rangers in 2012-2013 and 2016-2018? That’s right, you most probably cheered for our Curacao Athletes, how awesome is that!
10. Texas and Curacao have a great flight connection
After reading this, you’re probably curious how to get to Curacao from Texas. Don’t worry, we have done most of the research for you. The airlines flying from Texas to Curacao are American Airlines and JetBlue, depending on which route you choose. Either via Miami, Charlotte, Newark or New York. High season is considered to be July, August and September. Ticket prices are an average of $982 per person but you can even find prices as low as $480. We will explain what the cheapest month is to fly from Texas to Curacao. Please check an overview of flight info when departing from 5 different cities in Texas.
Flights from Dallas to Curacao
From DFW airport to CUR airport it’s 2,327 miles, or 3,745 kilometers and it is a 1-stop flight. Via Miami (MIA) with American Airlines would be the fastest way to fly to Curacao. Flying via Toronto and Montreal would be a slightly cheaper option; however, you will have two stops instead of one stop via this route. The cheapest month to fly from Dallas to Curacao is usually February. Travelers have commonly found prices around $740 for flights to Curacao from Dallas, The best price we found for a roundtrip flight to Curacao from Dallas is $531.
Flights from Houston to Curacao
From IAH airport to CUR airport, it’s 2,168 miles, or 3,490 kilometer and it is a 1-stop flight. With JetBlue via New York (JFK) or via Miami (MIA) with American Airlines which would be the fastest way. January tends to be the best time to fly from Houston to Curacao. Travelers have commonly found prices around $982 for flights to Curacao from Houston in January, but tickets can be as low as $574. Prepare for potentially higher prices in December (Holiday Season).
Flights from Austin to Curacao
AUS airport to CUR airport is 2,308 miles, or 3,715 kilometers and it is a 1-stop flight. With JetBlue via New York (JFK) or via Miami (MIA) with American Airlines which would be the fastest way. January can be a great time to fly to Curacao from Austin with a flight ticket averaging about $817. The cheapest flight price from Austin to Curaçao is $480. On average you can expect to pay $940 for a flight to Curacao from Austin. Morning departure is around 60% more expensive than an evening flight, on average. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December (Holiday Season).
Flights from San Antonio to Curacao
From SAT airport to CUR airport is 2,348 miles, or 3,779 kilometers and it is a 1-stop flight. Via Miami (MIA) with American Airlines would be the fastest way to fly to Curacao. The best pricing can be found in the month of March. Morning departure is around 37% more expensive than an evening flight, on average. Looking for the cheapest flight from San Antonio to Curaçao? While on average our users pay $874 for flights to Curacao from San Antonio, we found the cheapest price to be $686.
Flights from El Paso to Curacao
ELP airport to CUR airport is 2734 miles or 4399 kilometers. Departing from El Paso to Curacao would be a 2-stop flight. Your 2-stop flight would be going via Miami and the first stop would either be in Texas, Phoenix, Los Angelos or Chicago. The cheapest month to fly from El Paso International to Curacao is usually January. The best price we found for a return flight to Curacao from El Paso International is about $650 (with multiple airlines).
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You don’t need any vaccinations to travel to Curacao. Being (fully) vaccinated with a corona vaccine is not required to travel to Curacao. The only thing needed for your flight to Curacao is filling in the online ED card, which takes about one minute of your time.
We look forward to welcoming new friends from Texas to Curacao!