Curacao

Curacao is one of the sunny and famous ABC islands: Aruba – Bonaire – Curacao. The former Dutch colony is located in the southwestern part of the Caribbean. As a destination for photo & film productions Curacao has a lot to offer. Firstly, Curacao has many tropical beaches with crystal clear waters. Secondly, Willemstad has a colorful city center which is an UNESCO World Heritage site. Thirdly, Curacao has European style villas, modern beach clubs and also historical characteristic buildings. And last but not least, the island has unique rocky and red sand landscapes.

Curacao is a fairly small island, so it’s easy to get around. To drive from the east part to the sparsely populated west part will only take 1 hour. The island is easy accessible with daily direct flights from Europe and the Americas. And most importantly, Curacao is a dry location and it’s got 365 days of summer. So you can shoot all year around. In conclusion, Curacao is the perfect playground for fashion photography, editorial shoots and commercial photo and film productions.

Destination Curacao in a nutshell

  • Easy accessible from Europe, North America & South America (see list with flights below)
  • Big variety of shoot locations
  • Summer all year round
  • No hurricanes – Curacao lies outside the hurricane belt
  • Water temperature always pleasant – so very convenient for swimwear shoots
  • Competitive budgets on local crew, crew accommodation, talent/casting & locations
  • Local kids casting
  • Multi-lingual (Dutch, English & German)
  • 100% dedicated local crew

Flights to Curacao

  • Amsterdam – 3 daily direct flights from Amsterdam with KLM & TUI
  • Frankfurt – once a week with Condor
  • Miami – 3 daily flights with American Airlines
  • New York – 3 weekly flights with JetBlue
  • Charlotte – once a week with American Airlines
  • Toronto – 6 weekly flights with WestJet
  • Montreal – 2 weekly flights with Air Canada
  • Panama City – daily with Copa Airlines
  • Bogota – 11 weekly flights with Avianca

Climate

Located in the tropics, just 12° north of the Equator, Curaçao has a warm, sunny climate year round. The average temperature is about 27° C (in the mid 80s F). Cooling trade winds blow constantly from the east, picking up in the spring months. The rainy season, which is between October and February, is usually marked by short, occasional showers, mostly at night, and continued sunny weather during the day. Total annual rainfall averages only 570 mm (22 inches). [source: Curacao Tourism Board]

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