Guide to Driving In Curacao - Drive Safe in Curacao

With our Drive Smart guide you're fully prepared to hire a car in Curacao and stay safe on unfamiliar roads.

URBAN SPEED LIMIT

50 kph

urban
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RURAL SPEED LIMIT

80 kph

rural
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motorway speed limit

n/a kph

speed limit
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Drink Drive Limit

 0mg

drink and drive limit
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urban
You drive in Curacao on the Right side  
urban
The currency in Curacao is ANG/USD$
urban
To rent a car is  21 years and to drive is 18 years of age
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Driving Laws in Curacao

Are there any special requirements for driving or hiring a car in Curacao?

Driving in Curacao
Pocket guide to driving in Curacao
Profile:
Curacao
Willemstad
ANG/USD$
Driving in Curacao
SPEED: (kph)
50
80
n/a
Speed limit in Curacao
Holiday:
Rush hour in Curacao
Cameras:
NO
YES
Speed cameras in Curacao
FUEL:
EUR/Litre
Fuel prices in Curacao
DRIVE:
RIGHT
Drive RIGHT in Curacao
MIN AGE:
18
21
Min driving age in Curacao
DRINK:
0mg
Blood alcohol content
Drink driving in Curacao
EMERGENCY:
911
Emergency phone number in Curacao
DOCUMENT:
Driving documents in Curacao
PHONES:
No
Hands free only
Mobile phone driving in Curacao
SEATBELTS:
Yes
Yes
Seat belt in Curacao
Curacao is a great place for a holiday and a great place to drive. It's links to Holland mean that the island's infrastructure is well funded and driving there is pleasurable - until it rains when you can encounter landslides and impassable roads. Apart from that, you should have a trouble free time on your Curacao holiday!

Rules of the road

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Emergency Services Numbers

Police Police: 911

Police Fire: 912

Police Ambulance: 911

Notes:

Fuel Prices in Curacao by Month

Parking Information

Parking regulations

Parking regulations
 
You won’t find parking too much of a problem in the smaller towns or near the beaches but in the capital Willemstad, it’s a different matter. Tourists and locals combine to clog the streets and parking can be a nightmare. In such circumstances it’s best to park a little further away from the attractions and walk through the pretty streets.
 
Paid parking
 
It’s generally only in Willemstad or near tourist attractions that you’ll have to pay parking charges. Some of them can seem excessive but that’s because there’s often no other choice. 
 
Enforcement
 
Enforcement of parking rules can mean a penalty ticket in paid parking areas, usually issued privately or being towed if causing an obstruction. You’ll have to pay a charge to release your car from the car pound in those circumstances.
 
Disabled parking
 
Provision of accessible parking for disabled drivers is more common in the capital but if you need it elsewhere you’ll find people willing to help you find accessible parking.

Emergency Information

Emergency Information

Police Police: 911

Police Fire: 912

Police Ambulance: 911

All the emergency services can be contacted on 911

What to do in an emergency

Mechanical problems with a hire car are easily resolved by contacting the local agent using the phone number on your documentation or on a sticker inside the car. If you are driving a private car you’ll need to contact a local mechanic as there are no official breakdown services on the island.
 
Only if there is major damage or injury in a collision do you need to contact the emergency services. In all other cases you can simply negotiate fault and exchange insurance details on the spot. If the emergency services do attend, you’ll be given a report for the insurance or hire car company. It’s worth taking photographs of the scene and witness details whilst waiting for the emergency services to arrive. 

Handy Guides

World Driving Guides

Road Signs

Handy Phrases

Whilst Curacao is officially Dutch, English is one of the official languages so you should encounter no difficulties with being understood.

Curacao Fuel Price History

Fuel Prices in Curacao by Month

Hiring a Car

With our Drive Smart guide you're fully prepared to hire a car in Curacao and stay safe on unfamiliar roads.
Phil Partridge
Posted by Phil Partridge
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Travel writer, car rental guru, Phil has rented cars all over the world and shares his knowledge and experience on the Rhinocarhire.com Blog. Favourite country to visit: France.

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