Best Time to Visit Curaçao

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit Curaçao. We created climate tables and charts for the location of Willemstad. These contain details about temperatures, precipitation and more.

Furthermore, we analyzed all climate data and provide a recommendation about which months are best to visit Curaçao for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol 24 °C to 32 °C
Waves Symbol 25 °C to 28 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 0.593.9 in (3 – 12 Days of Rain)
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Geographical location

Curaçao was for a long time the largest Caribbean island of the country Dutch Antilles and is now a separate state within the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Together with the two neighbouring islands Aruba and Bonaire, Curaçao belongs to the so-called ABC Islands due to its initial letters and is home to about 150,000 inhabitants on about 270 square miles.

As an island under the wind and part of the southern Lesser Antilles, Curaçao already belongs to South America from a geographical point of view, it is about 37 miles from the Venezuelan coast.

Curaçao is a comparatively flat Caribbean island, the Sint-Christoffelberg in the northwest of the island forms with approximately 375 meters the highest elevation of the country.

Curaçao International Airport (also Hato International Airport) is located about 6 miles northwest of the capital Willemstad and is served by KLM and Air Berlin, among others.

Climate on Curaçao (ABC Islands)

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License Information available under 'Proof of Image Sources' Curaçao is in the direct sphere of influence of the so-called north-east trade wind and is nevertheless considered to be a comparatively dry Caribbean island with only a few, irregular rainfalls. It is striking that there are quite different amounts of precipitation on the ABC Islands in comparison to individual years.

So it is quite possible that a calendar year is extremely dry and the following year more rain falls on the Antilles. Basically the destination Curaçao convinces with a warm climate all year round, the day temperatures are always 29 °C and more.

Since the North-East Passat unloads the rain in the Caribbean, especially on the”islands above the wind” in the North-East, there is no real rainy season on Curaçao. At most between mid-October and mid-December, precipitation increases minimally. Especially beautiful for holidaymakers:

Curaçao is not in the risk zone for hurricanes in the Caribbean, so tropical cyclones are normally not an issue. In contrast to many other Caribbean islands, the European summer months are therefore also very pleasant. The sea inspires the whole year round with warm water temperatures between 26 °C to 28 °C.

Best Time to Visit Curaçao: Overview

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When to travel to Curaçao?


The Curaçao climate has the special feature that the island can be visited almost all year round without thanks. Even between winter and summer there are only minimal temperature differences: The hottest month is September with average daily temperatures of 32.3 °C, the “coldest” month of January reaches average daily temperatures of 29.2 °C.

Due to its proximity to the equator, this part of the Caribbean is permanently warm and sunny. Our travel experts like to describe the months of January to May as the best travel season on Curaçao, as a light wind provides a light, pleasant cooling and at the same time very little rain falls.

In addition, there are almost no mosquitoes on the island in spring, but nature is rather dry during this period. Meanwhile, December is considered the best time for nature lovers to travel. Nevertheless, we can really recommend our readers the whole year as a travel time for Curaçao, as every season has its advantages.

Climate Chart Curaçao

Willemstad

Climate Chart Willemstad
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Source of Data: German Weather Service (Offenbach) and Wikipedia

Climate Table Curaçao

In the following, you will find the climate table for Curaçao, containing information about Temperatures, Precipitation, Water Temperatures, and Hours of Sunshine.

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in Willemstad (Curaçao)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature29°29°30°30°31°31°31°32°32°32°31°30°
Night Temperature24°24°24°25°26°26°26°26°26°26°25°24°
Water Temperature26°25°26°26°27°27°27°28°28°28°28°27°
Precipitation (inch)1.811.10.590.750.980.831.341.611.773.273.783.9
Rainy days85333365581012
Hours of Sunshine899889999888
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Willemstad is 27.6 °C.

For comparison: London 11 °C, NYC 12 °C, LA 17.9 °C

Warmest month: September (28.7 °C)
Coldest month: January (26.3 °C)

The maximum water temperature in Willemstad is 28 °C. You can take a bath at these temperatures.

Months with water temperature of at least 21 °C (adequate for beach vacation):
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Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 21.73 inch on 71 rainy days

For comparison: London 24.06 in, NYC 41.57 in, LA 12.01 in

There is no rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation).

You cannot expect snow in any month in Willemstad.

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, August is the sunniest month with an average of 9.3 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 8.3 hours of sunshine per day on average. For comparison: London has 4.1, NYC has 7 and LA has 8.9 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Sights in Curaçao


Curaçao is particularly suitable as an island for bathing holidays and water sports in the Caribbean, several diving schools also bring beginners closer to the enchanting underwater world. In the two national parks of the island, besides extensive hikes, mountain bike tours are also possible.

The highlight of every Curaçao trip is undoubtedly the impressive capital Willemstad, which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Dutch colonial style with its magnificent old town. The most beautiful beaches on Curaçao are for us Kenepa Beach, Playa Porto Marie, Playa Cas Abou, Playa Kenepa Chiki and the small Playa Lagun.

Popular excursions lead to the uninhabited island Little Curaçao (by catamaran). Some providers also offer an Antilles island hopping with Aruba and Bonaire (ABC Islands), the flight time from Aruba to Bonaire is about 40 minutes, from Bonaire to Curacao it is even only 20 minutes.

More information about the best things to do: Curacao

Popular Activities

More attractions

Curacao Speedboat, Beach, Blue Room and Snorkel Adventure | 2-Hour Kayak Tour in Curacao | Curacao: Jet Ski and Snorkel 2-Hour Adventure | West Coast Beach Hopping & Blue Room Powerboat Adventure | Klein Curacao: Powerboat Tour and Beach Trip | Boat Tour of Curacao Spanish Lagoon and Snorkeling | Curacao: Sunset Yacht 2-Hour Private Tour |

Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in Willemstad (Station Vianen)
few clouds     few clouds, 27 °C
Clouds: 20 %       Wind: 11 mph OSO
Air Pressure: 1014 hPa       Humidity: 74 %
Last updated: 17th Jul 2019, 08:18 am
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Caribbean: Regions

Curaçao is part of the holiday destination Caribbean. We analyzed the climate for additional regions, in order to provide you with information about the best time to visit and the expected holiday weather:

Curaçao: Experiences of our Visitors

There are 4 reviews for Curaçao holiday already. Average rating is 4.3 of 5 stars.
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    Antje, 55 years old was there in February

    Wind, sun, clouds. Warm, high risk of sunburn, high sun protection and good, large sunglasses, possibly yheadgear

    Weather Rating: 4 stars – Good

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    Tanja, 48 years old was there in March

    Relatively unusually high rainfall for the travel season (2017)

    Weather Rating: 4 stars – Good

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    Thomas, 48 years old was there in September

    We were on the island in September for 2 years in a row, the weather was very good and we had 2 showers each.

    Weather Rating: 4 stars – Good

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    Michael, 56 years old was there in February

    Perfect, 28° throughout and always a little bit of pleasant wind.

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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