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      Is Curacao similar to Aruba?

      Curaçao Mar 23, 2015 at 6:14 PM

      I visited Aruba last year, and loved it! I am thinking about visiting Curacao, and was wondering if it's similar to Aruba, in terms of windiness, transportation, food, prices, safety, and people.

      In Aruba, it was really windy. The bus and taxi system was wonderful. Taxi drivers would give each other business, and the people in general were the friendliest I've ever met. We would have complete strangers offer us rides, and I was hit on by the local girls on several occasions. And we could walk around pretty much anywhere, at any hour of night, and no one would bother us. And there were no hawkers, aggressive vendors, or harassment by locals. And the locals didn't get angry when they saw a camera, in fact, quite the opposite.

      What about the airport? We had to get 3 hours early in Aruba, they were very lazy and short staffed, and we had to go through customs and 2 security checkpoints.

      Is Curacao the same as Aruba? What are some similarities and differences between the 2 islands?
      I heard that Curacao is more "European" than Aruba. Whatever that means.

      Anyone who has spent at least a few days on both islands, that can provide some insight?

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    • Best of a few days stay

      by Jldtrigger Online Now Dec 30, 2014 at 4:14 PM

      My wife and myself are looking at visiting the Simpson Bay area in mid March 2015. We are from the UK and will be flying in from Miami. We are quite keen on seeing the planes land from the beach near Simpson Bay. The question is how many days we should stay! would 2 or 3 days be enough? Secondly, where are the best places to stay? We were looking at the Maho Beach and Simpson Bay areas, are these the best for both nightlife & beaches? and finally is there much difference between a weekend or a mid week visit?