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Renting a Car on Curacao: what you need to know

Besides sun, sand and sea, the island offers lots of activities on land, underwater, above water but also museums and other cultural activities. Furthermore, there are a ton of restaurants and bars spread over the island that look forward to welcoming you. Taxis are rather expensive (and they do not have electronic meters) and public transport is not as timely nor structured as you are probably used to in your home country. There are no biking lanes, so going around by bike is not the safest choice. If you therefore wish to explore the island, it is not a luxury to rent a car on Curacao. It’s the easiest way to get around in Curacao.


Requirements car rentals Curacao 

First of all, a valid driver’s license is needed. Most car rentals on Curacao require a minimum age of 21 years old. Other than that, there are no requirements to rent a car on Curacao. Opting a car insurance is recommendable.


What you should know about driving on Curacao?

In Curacao, people drive on the right side of the road (the same as the United States). Also, they use the metric system here, which is kilometers, not miles per hour. 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.

Which car rental on Curacao are recommended?

There are many car rental companies on Curacao. The airport offers many, but large hotels do too. Some tourists choose to book a rental car during their entire stay. If this has your preference it could be most convenient to pick up your rental car at the Curacao airport. If you wish to rent a car for just a couple days during your stay, it might be easy to book one at your hotel accommodation. It’s recommended to rent a car on Curacao prior to your flight.

What are the costs for a car rental on Curacao?

You can easily calculate the costs, mostly via the car rental’s website on Curacao. When staying at the Avila Beach Hotel you can opt for the established Budget Rental Car. They have an office located in the hotel’s lobby. Please click here to calculate the costs via their website’s widget.

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