Money and Banking


The local currency in Curaçao is the Netherlands Antillean guilder (also called the florin), which is abbreviated as Nafl. Or Ang. U.S. dollars circulate freely, so it is possible to get by using only American dollars or credit cards. Please note that vendors can rarely supply change in U.S. currency. The U.S. dollar is at a stable rate.

US$ 1 = Nafl. 1.77—cash
US$ 1 = Nafl. 1.78—traveler's check

Exchange rates may vary slightly at stores and hotels. You can find daily exchange rate information here.

Euro’s are accepted at some hotels and restaurants, but unlike U.S. dollars, do not circulate freely. Exchange rates for other currencies are posted at banks and listed in the daily papers.

Major credit cards are accepted almost everywhere on the island.

ATM machines can be found all over the island at major population centers and at the airport. To recognize an ATM machine, look for the signs “Bankomatico” or “Geldautomaat.”