You may be surprised to learn that the above image was captured on a tropical island in the Southern Caribbean, located only 100 kilometers north of Venezuela. It’s okay, I was too.
The first time I saw a photo of these colourful buildings I couldn’t believe I was looking at a Caribbean island. It felt so European.
I knew at that moment that we must visit Curaçao.
The capital city of Curaçao is Willemstad, widely known for its historic old town and pastel-colored colonial architecture. But there’s much more to this town than its pretty buildings and bustling waterfront. The Historic Area of Willemstad, Inner City and Harbour was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997.
Here’s the description of Willemstad on the UNESCO World Heritage Site website: