In preparation for your internship or work on Curaçao, it is always handy to read the island well. To help you a bit with this, we have collected important information for you!
The island Curaçao
The island has been an independent country within the kingdom of the Netherlands since October 10, 2010 when a majority of the population voted in favor of this independence in a referendum. Curaçao still receives support from the Netherlands, think of military support but also financial support.
The language on Curaçao
IOn Curaçao they speak several languages but the native language is Papiamentu. This is a mix of 48 other languages. If you are going to do an internship or work on Curaçao then you can usually get on with Dutch, so easily. Some rooms still speak English or Spanish.
Do you want to learn some Papiamentu words and sentences? We have a few important ones words and sentences selected for you!
Currency and exchange rate difference on Curaçao
You can leave your Euros at home when you come to Curaçao since you cannot pay with the Euros. Here you pay with Antillean Guilders and they are often abbreviated as ANG or Naf. You can also pay with US Dollars only with a calculator then converted to US dollars.
Do you want to know how much something costs in Europe when you are on Curaçao? Then check it through this site valuta.nl.
Climate on Curaçao
You probably already knew this, but we have a tropical climate on the island. That means that it is actually always 30 degrees, even at night. Very pleasant so when you go out, you never have to bring a jacket!
Naast dat het altijd mooi weer is heb je wel een regenseizoen en die is van oktober tot en met januari. Je moet er dan rekening mee houden dat het zo nu en dan regent en vaak duurt zo’n regenbui maar een kwartier. Voordeel is wel dat de temperatuur hetzelfde blijft!
Because we have a warm climate, you also have more vermin. One of the favorites is the cockroach! You will certainly come across him. Don't panic, they don't do anything.