Open for more than 65 years, Campo also has bars and a restaurant offering breakfast, lunch and dinner.As the website boasts, “50 percent of our guests enjoy our adult resort without having sex.” Not surprisingly, most visitors to Curaçao instead choose to eat at the dozens of excellent restaurants serving everything from freshly caught fish to local delights like keshi yena, a heaping bowl of chicken, cheese, plums and pickled onions. There are also plenty of European staples to dine on, another echo of the island’s colonial past.So visitors need only ask if that night’s party is at Wet & Wild Beach Club, Zanzibar or some other club or beach bar.The weekly “K-Pasa” newsletter also lists the nightly live music and parties around the island.That’s because Curaçao lies just outside the Hurricane Belt.That doesn’t mean a hurricane here is impossible, but it’s far more rare for one to hit here than on other Caribbean islands.The 100-year-old refinery is a key part of Curaçao’s economy.
One of their synagogues, Mikvé Israel-Emanuel, was opened in 1732 and remains in service to this day — making it the oldest continually operating Jewish temple in the Western Hemisphere.The capital city of Willemstad has been called the “Amsterdam of the Caribbean,” owing to the brightly colored, Dutch-style houses standing in a proud, tight formation on the waterfront.As postcard views go, it doesn’t get much more scenic than this.One unique destination is called Campo Alegre, where Curaçao takes a very Dutch approach to the world’s oldest profession.
Yes, prostitution is legal on Curaçao, but only at Campo — a 24/7 compound near the airport where sex is for sale.
Many of the European-looking people in Curaçao are tourists, but lots more are locals, born on the island from families that have been living there for generations.