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Getting around Curacao is relatively easy whether travelers are interested in getting around on their own or using public transportation. Visitors often combine the use of Curacao’s busses with taxi service or car rental to get the most out of their vacation. The public transportation system in Curacao is a bus system which uses two different types of busses (standard busses called konvoi and smaller busses which are more like shuttles) to cover the majority of the island and to take tourists to nearly all of the popular attractions. More information on public transportation in Curacao is available at http://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g14... .
Visitors interested in renting a car have a number of car rental options, with most people opting to rent a car at the airport or at their hotel. Visitors interested in obtaining more information about car rental, as well as visitors interested in getting information about taxi service in Curacao (which is also a much-used transportation option) should visit http://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g14... . Visitors are reminded that driving laws may differ in Curacao from those in the visitor’s hometown. Basic Curacao driving laws are online at http://www.curacao.com/VacationPlanni... .
Many travelers visiting Curacao opt to use taxi service as a supplement to either public transportation or car rental during their stay. Some people even opt to make taxi service a primary form of transportation during their Curacao vacation. Taxi service is readily available, with taxis most easily found in Otrobanda and Punda, as well as at the airport and on the curbside of most popular hotels throughout Curacao. Taxis are easy to recognize, as they all have signs on top of their cars, and the license plate numbers always start with TX for taxi. Taxi rates are standardized by the government. Rates are for one to four persons. Aditional passanger is 25% extra on the fare and the standard fare is from 6 am to 11 pm. between 11 pm and 6 am the fares go up with 25%.These are the fares from the Airport: To Marriott hotel area: $25,- To Willemstad Otrabanda hotel area: $28.- To Willemstad Punda hotel area: $30.- To the Seaquarium hotel area: $35.- To Jantiel hotel area: $45.- To the Hyatt: $75.- To the Westside Kura Hulanda Lodge: $60.- The shortest ride with a taxi is $10,- and if you call for a taxi when you are at the hotel but when the taxi arrives, you don't need the taxi service anymore, you still have to pay $10.- So make sure you need a taxi. Other fares are: From The Marriott hotel area to Otrabanda $12.- Seaquarium area to Punda $15.- Mega ship pier to Seaquqrium area $20.- Marriott to Seaquarium $25.- Marriott to Hato Caves $25.-. Fares to other destinations are known by the taxi driver. Tipping is allowed. Some taxi drivers will give island tours in addition to taking visitors between destinations. The tour fare is $40.- per hour for one to four persons. Additional passanger pays $10.- extra. The most recomended taxi service in Curacao is Meyer and Meyer Transfer and Tours. http://meyertransfers.webs.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/TourTranspor... with Natasja Gibbs as your professional and reliable tourguide and driver, she drove the dutch Queen of the Netherlands in november 2011.
Another option for getting around Curacao is to take an off road tour, rent a bike or a motorcycle. The four top places for doing so are:
With Wanna Bike you are able to join a guided mountain bike tour with professional tour guides.
You can discover the hidden treasures you won’t find on your own, because the off-road-trails on Curacao are not marked..
Learning about the history, culture and beautiful nature of the country can be part of the tour besides the physical activity.