Explore the colourful Caribbean Island of Curaçao and discover Willemstad, Curaçao, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Curaçao is one of a group of three islands known as the ABC islands, which also include Aruba and Bonaire. These islands are part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. They are situated in the Leeward Antilles of the Caribbean Sea. Curaçao is just off the north coast of South America, about 60 km (37 miles) from Venezuela. View complete photo gallery.

Colourful people at the waterfront market at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Willemstad on the Caribbean Island of Curaçao. The waterfront market at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Willemstad on the Caribbean Island of Curaçao. Photo Credit: Wendy Nordvik-Carr

Colourful people at the waterfront market at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Willemstad on the Caribbean Island of Curaçao.  Photo Credit: Wendy Nordvik-Carr

 

The floating market at the colourful UNESCO World Heritage Site of Willemstad on the Caribbean Island of Curaçao. The waterfront market at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Willemstad on the Caribbean Island of Curaçao. Photo Credit: Wendy Nordvik-Carr

The floating market at the colourful UNESCO World Heritage Site of Willemstad on the Caribbean Island of Curaçao. Photo Credit: Wendy Nordvik-Carr

 

The floating market at the colourful UNESCO World Heritage Site of Willemstad on the Caribbean Island of Curaçao. The waterfront market at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Willemstad on the Caribbean Island of Curaçao. Photo Credit: Wendy Nordvik-Carr

The floating market at the colourful UNESCO World Heritage Site of Willemstad on the Caribbean Island of Curaçao. Photo Credit: Wendy Nordvik-Carr

 

Colourful UNESCO World Heritage Site of Willemstad on the Caribbean Island of Curaçao. Photo Credit: Wendy Nordvik-Carr

Colourful UNESCO World Heritage Site of Willemstad on the Caribbean Island of Curaçao. Photo Credit: Wendy Nordvik-Carr

 

Colourful buildings and Queen Emma Pontoon swing bridge at UNESCO World Heritage Site of Willemstad on the Caribbean Island of Curaçao. The waterfront market at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Willemstad on the Caribbean Island of Curaçao. Photo Credit: Wendy Nordvik-Carr

Colourful buildings and Queen Emma Pontoon swing bridge, Willemstad, Curaçao. Photo Credit: Wendy Nordvik-Carr

 

Colourful streets of UNESCO World Heritage Site of Willemstad on the Caribbean Island of Curaçao. The waterfront market at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Willemstad on the Caribbean Island of Curaçao. Photo Credit: Wendy Nordvik-Carr

Colourful streets of UNESCO World Heritage Site of Willemstad on the Caribbean Island of Curaçao.  Photo Credit: Wendy Nordvik-Carr

 

The floating market at the colourful UNESCO World Heritage Site of Willemstad on the Caribbean Island of Curaçao. The waterfront market at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Willemstad on the Caribbean Island of Curaçao. Photo Credit: Wendy Nordvik-Carr

The floating market at the colourful UNESCO World Heritage Site of Willemstad on the Caribbean Island of Curaçao.  Photo Credit: Wendy Nordvik-Carr

 

Colourful UNESCO World Heritage Site of Willemstad on the Caribbean Island of Curaçao. The waterfront market at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Willemstad on the Caribbean Island of Curaçao. Photo Credit: Wendy Nordvik-Carr

Colourful UNESCO World Heritage Site of Willemstad on the Caribbean Island of Curaçao. Photo Credit: Wendy Nordvik-Carr

 

Colourful UNESCO World Heritage Site of Willemstad on the Caribbean Island of Curaçao. The waterfront market at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Willemstad on the Caribbean Island of Curaçao. Photo Credit: Wendy Nordvik-Carr

Colourful UNESCO World Heritage Site of Willemstad on the Caribbean Island of Curaçao. Photo Credit: Wendy Nordvik-Carr

 

Colourful streets of UNESCO World Heritage Site of Willemstad on the Caribbean Island of Curaçao. The waterfront market at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Willemstad on the Caribbean Island of Curaçao. Photo Credit: Wendy Nordvik-Carr

Colourful streets of UNESCO World Heritage Site of Willemstad on the Caribbean Island of Curaçao.  Photo Credit: Wendy Nordvik-Carr

 

Fort Amsterdam UNESCO World Heritage Site of Willemstad on the Caribbean Island of Curaçao. The waterfront market at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Willemstad on the Caribbean Island of Curaçao. Photo Credit: Wendy Nordvik-Carr

Fort Amsterdam, UNESCO World Heritage Site of Willemstad on the Caribbean Island of Curaçao. Photo Credit: Wendy Nordvik-Carr

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