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- Westpunt

- Grote Knip

- Hato Caves

- Flamingos

- Beaches
- Climate
  • Westpunt

    Westpunt is a village located on Westpunt Bay on the northwestern tip of Bandabou, Curacao, founded in the 1860s by newly freed slaves. There are holiday homes owned by European Dutch people, but also by Willemstedelingen.

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  • Grote Knip

    Grote Knip is the name of a beach in Bandabou, Curaçao. The beach is also called Playa Abou by the locals. De Grote Knip is located in the west of the island, between the towns of Westpunt in the north and Lagun in the south, about 1 hour by car from the center of the capital Willemstad.

  • Hato Caves

    The Hato Caves are located on the northern part of the island of Curacao, close to Hato Airport. The caves have been known and explored for centuries. The caves were used by runaway slaves, who hid there from the slave traders. As a result, some slaves were in these caves for a very long time.

  • Flamingos

    Sint Willibrordus or San Willibrordo is a village in Bandabou on the western half of Curaçao, northwest of the Bullenbaai and about 25 km from the capital Willemstad.

  • Kokomo

    Santa Maria is a neighborhood in Willemstad, the capital of Curaçao. The neighborhood is located next to Hato Airport, on the north side of the island. The district has a residential character. The nearest beaches are Kokomo Beach and Blue Bay.

  • Climate

    The climate of Curacao is semi-arid. According to the Köppen climate classification, Curaçao has a tropical semi-arid steppe climate (BSh) for the most part. The western part of the island is more humid and has a tropical savanna climate (As). Most rain falls between October and December, the rainy season. Average rainfall is about 600 mm per year, slightly more on the western side and less on the eastern half in general. This average precipitation sum is approximately comparable to the annual precipitation sum in the Netherlands, but because the evaporation on Curaçao is much greater, the island is therefore quite dry. In addition, annual precipitation varies greatly. In some years more than 1000 mm of rain falls, while other years remain bone dry. Temperatures are relatively constant with slight variations throughout the year. The trade winds bring cooling during the day and the same trade winds bring warmth at night. The annual average temperature is 31.4 °C during the day and 25.7 °C at night. The coldest month is January with an average temperature of 26.6 °C and the hottest month is September with an average temperature of 29.1 °C.



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