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Curaçao Weather, climate and geography

Weather and climate

Best time to visit

Hot throughout the year, but tempered by cooling trade winds though humidity is still around 75%. The main rainy season is from October to December. The annual mean temperature is 27.5°C (81.5°F) with rainfall is 515mm (20 inches). Curaçao lies outside the Caribbean 'hurricane belt'.


Geographically part of the Dutch Leeward Islands, Curaçao is the largest island in the Netherlands Antilles. Terrain is flat, rocky and fairly barren owing to its low rainfall. There are many excellent, sandy beaches.

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