Buying or renting a car during your stay on Curaçao?

Buy or rent a car on Curacao

If you go do an internship or working on Curaçao do you need a car or a scooter. If you have a driver's license you will go faster for renting a car on Curaçao. You are then much more flexible to go where you want.

Sometimes we are asked whether it is wiser to buy a car. In the first instance this seems more interesting because you might be cheaper, but here on Curaçao you don't buy a car for the same price as in the Netherlands. 

Buy a car cheaply on Curaçao

The moment you see a car for sale under 5000 ANG then you have to scratch behind your ears if this is a really good car. Usually cars are sold under this price because they bring "headache" with them. Minor accidents occur on the island and then cars with a few tyraps are assembled. 

Buy a car if you are not registered on Curaçao

Yes, it is possible but the insurance does not always want to cooperate as well. Not every insurance company wants to enter into an agreement with you because you have only been on the island for a short time. The advantage of renting a car on Curaçao is that the insurance is already included in the price, so you do not incur any additional costs. 

Repair costs for car on Curaçao

Cheap cars are "headache" cars so keep in mind that when you buy a cheap car you will have to go to the garage.

Unfortunately car parts are not always in stock on the island so it must be imported. This causes additional costs because you also have to pay import duties. Let alone the costs that you have to make for a replacement car as long as your car is at the garage. 

All in all, we always recommend renting a car in Curaçao and not buying a car for your internship or work period. It costs a lot of arranging and you often lose more money that you initially thought. That stress is certainly not worth it! We have a number of cars which you can choose from and which are certainly reliable to rent. 

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