Best travel guides for Curaçao

Curaçao is a fantastic travel destination but you need to prepare to make the most out of your vacation. With these travel guides and travel books you can properly plan for your trip to the southern Caribbean island.

As Curacao is a relatively small island, many books will cover other Caribbean islands as well. We highly recommend properly planning your visit to Curaçao. The travel books and travel guides in this post are here to help you on your way. We have hand picked all of these books!

We are a big fan of Lonely Planet! We use Lonely Planet Travel Guides for basically every destination that we visit. This Lonely Planet Caribbean Islands covers much more than just Curaçao.The book comes with full colour maps, highlights, itineraries and what we like the most about the entire Lonely Planet series: reviews for eating, drinking, hidden gems and going out. These books are small enough to handle with ease but big enough to contain all the essential tips and tricks for your perfect trip to the island.

Like the Lonely Planet listed above, this book covers more than just the island of Curaçao. The ABC islands cover the three southern islands of the Dutch caribbean. This book covers a broad range of things that a traveler to these islands may want to know before and during their visit. This book is written in a way that is informational, straight forward, interesting and easy to follow along.

If you prefer a book that only covers the island of Curaçao, this book is perfect for you. The book shows you the best locations for diving, hiking, cycling and surfing. But it also show where to go for the tastiest food, which museums you definitely don’t want to miss and where to find the most popular happy hours, as well as the best places to go shopping. Of course the book didn’t forget to present you the 18 most beautiful beaches of the island.

The Beach Book, Curaçao edition is the definitive guidebook to ALL of Curaçao’s 60 beaches. The book comes with easy-to-read maps showing the quickest and most reliable way to get to your favorite beaches. The authors pride themselves in giving you real and accurate observations about the beaches and the best roads to get there.

This is another book that focuses solely on the island of Curaçao. The book helps you find the best hidden spots of the islands while teaching you about the ins and outs. The book is affordable and is easy to bring anywhere on the island.

By reading up on history of our travel destinations we can better understand the behaviour of those living in the places that we visit. Every place that we visit has its own unique history. The Caribbean have a long, rich but also dark history. Although the region’s history is too extensive to cover in a single book, this book does a good job in summarizing centuries of history in an easy to read accessable book.

Over the years, more and more people started traveling and overtourism became a growing issue. Although the coronavirus pandemic has forced us to change our travel behavior for now, we believe that we will travel again and that the return of crowds is inevitable. This book helps you to Avoid Crowds and is your guide on what (not) to do when it’s busy. The book includes a special chapter on traveling during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

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