Home to more than 35 captivating beaches, a diverse heritage spanning 55 different cultures, a 'live and let live' attitude, and unrivaled European architecture, Curaçao (pronounced CUR-A-SOW), remains one of the most exceptional islands of the region. The colorful, 172-square-mile island sits between Aruba and Bonaire in the southern Dutch Caribbean, and is the ‘C’ of the ABC islands. Its capital city, Willemstad – a UNESCO World Heritage site – is acclaimed for its iconic Handelskade backdrop and roster of museums, monuments, flavorful restaurants, and shopping, while Curaçao’s natural beauty, intimate beaches and pristine dive sites are not only a favorite among adventure seekers, but recently graced the pages of the popular 2017 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue. Paired with idyllic weather thanks to Curaçao's location on the outer fringes of the Hurricane Belt and rich culture, Curaçao has been recognized as one of the most unique islands in the Caribbean.