When you travel to a foreign country, it’s normal to ask which side of the road the locals drive on. In Curacao, people drive on the right side of the road (the same as the United States). Also, they use the metric system here, so remember that it is kilometers, not miles per hour when you see speed limit signs. When you’re navigating the island, you can always download maps of Willemstad and Curacao, even without data or Wi-Fi in case you ever get lost. If the road conditions are wet, please use caution as they may be slippery.
You can travel via taxi in Willemstad and most of the island. Before you take a taxi to your intended destination, be sure to reach a deal with your driver as taxis on Curacao do not have electronic meters. Taxi drivers are usually very honest; however, we recommend setting a price ahead of time.
Although pickpocketing is very rare here in Curacao, pickpocketing can happen just about anywhere you travel to. It’s recommended to be observant, in any destination you travel. When parking your rental car, be sure to lock your car doors and never leave any valuables inside of them. Most hotels have an in-room safe where you can store your valuables.
Going out at night:
It’s no secret that a Caribbean island can be a little bit lively at night. So have fun. But remember to stay on the main streets while you venture out by foot at night. Be sure to stay in well-lit and lively areas. If you decide to have a drink, know your limits. It’s never good to be intoxicated and venture in an unfamiliar area.