The small island country of Curacao is located in the Caribbean Sea, about 40 miles north of Venezuela. The island of Aruba lies to the west, and the island of Bonaire lies to the east.
While the Island of Curacao is officially a constituent country of the Netherlands, its native residents are of Afro-Caribbean heritage. The island is an under-the-radar tourist destination, with natural beauty, pristine beaches and plentiful dining and shopping venues. It also features distinctive Dutch colonial architecture and is home to a variety of museums and monuments. The United States and many of the other Caribbean islands provide nonstop flights to Curacao, while Venezuela and the Netherlands provide daily flights.