Curacao Travel Budget - Visit Curacao on a Budget or Travel in Style

How much does it cost to travel to Curacao?

You should plan to spend around $333 (ANG597) per day on your vacation in Curacao. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $64 (ANG114) on meals
  • $24 (ANG44) on local transportation
  • $461 (ANG827) on hotels

A one week trip to Curacao for two people costs, on average, $4,662 (ANG8,362). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Curacao cost?

A one week trip to Curacao usually costs around $2,331 (ANG4,181) for one person and $4,662 (ANG8,362) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Curacao on average costs around $4,662 (ANG8,362) for one person and $9,325 (ANG16,724) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Curacao will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Curacao on average costs around $9,991 (ANG17,919) for one person and $19,982 (ANG35,838) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Curacao expensive to visit?

Curacao is a moderately priced destination to visit. It's about average with most other countries for travel costs. The prices for food, accommodation, and transportation are all fairly reasonable.

Within the Caribbean Islands, which is known to be an expensive region, Curacao is very expensive compared to the other countries. It is in the top 10% of countries in the Caribbean Islands for its travel costs. There are only a few countries as expensive or more expensive than Curacao in the region.

For more details, see Is Curacao Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Curacao?

The average Curacao trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Curacao travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) ANG827 ($461)
Local Transportation 1 ANG44 ($24)
Food 2 ANG114 ($64)
Entertainment 1 ANG164 ($91)
Alcohol 2 ANG22 - 66 ($12 - 37)
Accommodation Budget in Curacao
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Curacao is $231 (ANG414). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Curacao is $461 (ANG827). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Curacao

Looking for a hotel in Curacao? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Curacao based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $125. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Local Transportation Budget in Curacao
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Curacao is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $24 (ANG44) per person, per day, on local transportation in Curacao.

  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Recommended Services

Food Budget in Curacao
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Curacao can vary, the average cost of food in Curacao is $64 (ANG114) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Curacao should cost around $25 (ANG46) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Curacao is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Curacao
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Curacao typically cost an average of $91 (ANG164) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

Recommended Activities

What did other people spend on Entertainment?

Typical prices for Entertainment in Curacao are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the Entertainment prices in Curacao, but your costs will vary based on your travel style.

  • Jewish Cultural Historical Museum Entrance Fe
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Alcohol Budget in Curacao
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $25 (ANG44) on alcoholic beverages in Curacao per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Curacao On a Budget
Curacao Curacao
Curacao, a popular Caribbean Island, is one of the "ABC Islands" that is located near Venezuela. These also include Aruba and Bonaire. Curacao has an interesting, personalized culture. The architectural style of the buildings offer a unique atmosphere filled with pastel colors. The culture found on the island is uniquely its own. Even the island's native language of Papiamentu is one of a kind. It is a richly unique mixture of Spanish, Portuguese, English, Dutch, African and other languages. Most people from the island speak this language in addition to Dutch, English, and Spanish. Despite the diversity of languages, almost everyone speaks English so communication is generally straightforward.

The island's beaches are concentrated on the southern and western sides. Many of them spread betwen Rif St. Marie and Westpunt. Hato International Airport is the main airport on the island. It can be found in Plaza Marqareth Abraham, which is on the northern side of the island just outside of the capital city of Willemstad.

Curacao also lies conveniently outside of the "Hurricane Zone" so you can visit throughout the year without a serious threat from a major storm. Although rare, it is occasionally hit by a hurricane however. It has a tropical savannah climate that has a dry season between January and September and a wet season between October and December. Air temperature remains fairly constant throughout the year with a slight drop during the month of January.

It is generally easy to get around the island with a variety of travel options available to visitors. Public buses are the most affordable option, but taxis are readily available and convenient for those looking to get off the beaten path. Rental cars are also reasonably prices and quite convenient.
At A Glance
  • There are a variety of hotel and resort options available throughout Curacao. You will find everything from all inclusive resorts to furnished apartments, or simple hotels. Regardless of the style preference, you are likely to find something appropriate for you.

  • If you're interested in shopping, there are no shortage of options available to you. Throughout Willemstad there are a variety of shops that sell everything from clothing, souvenirs, crafts, and more. There is also an interesting waterfront market that is located to the north of the main shopping area. It's a great place to visit in the morning and sells fresh fruit and flowers. Do take note that many places are closed on Sundays.

  • Curacao offers two different types of bus travel. BUS. provides small passenger vans that are similar to taxis in appearance. It can be identified by the cardboard cutout in the front windshield that shows the number of stops. Konvoi provides large, metro-style buses that are less frequent and travel between major points in the city.

  • There are two bus stations located in Willemstad. The Otrobanda Station is just across the street from the Rif Fort and Punda Station is across from the Circle Market. Punda Station provides buses along the Eastern side of the ring and to the East including Salina, Zelandia, and Mambo. The Otrobanda Station services the west including the airport, Piscadera, and Westpunt.

  • Rental cars are available for about US$45 a day. There are places to pick up cars at the Hato Airport as well as elsewhere on the island. Many of the drivers in cities can be aggressive and the traffic laws are poorly enforced. Driving is done on the right side of the road. Road service can be reached by dialing 199.

  • Many people visit Curacao as part of a cruise. Cruise ships dock at either the Curacao Mega Pier or the Curacao Cruise Terminal. The Mega Pier is designed for the larger ships and the Cruise Terminal caters to the smaller ships. It's a short trip from these areas to many of the country's most popular tourist attractions. As with many ports of call in the Caribbean, there are also many different duty-free shops for visitors.


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Top Tourist Attractions
Christoffel National Park: This national park is operated by the Carmabi Foundation. In the park you will find Boca Grandi, Indian caves where you can see paintings created by the Arawak Indians. Mount Christoffel is also located within the park. This is the highest point in the country at 1292 feet high.

Jewish Cultural Historical Museum: Visit both the Mikve Israel Emanuel Synagogue and the museum adjacent to it. The museum does a nice job of preserving the religious and cultural artifacts of the island. The pieces have been collected over the 350 years of Jewish life in Curacao.

Museum Kura Hulanda: This anthropological museum is one of the best museums in the Caribbean. It chronicles the African slave trade along with the cultures of the country.

Popular Foods
Food in Curacao is a combination of European, West-Indian and East Asian cuisines. In particular, Indonesian food has heavily influenced the area and explains the high prevalence of sate and peanut sauce throughout the country. There are also many local Chinese options available throughout.

Stoba: This is a popular stew like dish that is made with various ingredients such as papaya, beef or goat. It's a popular option with the locals, and is available in many restaurants as well.

Guiambo: This okra and seafood soup can have a somewhat slimy consistency. It's flavor can vary based on who makes it and what seasons are used. Some soups are sweet and tangy while others are salty and spicy

Kadushi: This is a unique form of cactus soup that is available in a variety of small restaurants. Many people consider it an acquired flavor.

We've been gathering travel cost data from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of destinations around the world.

1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.

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