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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Willemstad Hato Airport
Economy
Hyundai Atos or similar
Hyundai Atos
  • 4
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Ross Rental Cars
$32.23 per day
Downtown
Compact
Toyota Yaris or similar
Toyota Yaris
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Boric Car Rental
$40.79 per day
Willemstad Hato Airport
Intermediate
Nissan Versa or similar
Nissan Versa
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$70.09 per day
Willemstad Hato Airport
Mini
Kia Picanto or similar
Kia Picanto
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
NUCarrentals
$70.63 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Downtown
Standard
Suzuki Ciaz or similar
Suzuki Ciaz
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
$91.02 per day
Willemstad Hato Airport
Full-size Extended Cab Pickup
Volkswagen Amarok or similar
Volkswagen Amarok
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Europcar
$95.80 per day
Downtown
Compact
Chevrolet Sonic or similar
Chevrolet Sonic
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Boric Car Rental
$40.79 per day
Downtown
Economy
Kia Picanto or similar
Kia Picanto
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Boric Car Rental
$41.96 per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 03:12 on 2024-07-09. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
Dutch, Papiamentu, Spanish, English
Currency
ANG
Drive on
Right-hand side
Country code
+599
Average car rental price
$60 per day
Average car rental length
8 days
Speed limit within town
40 km/h or 25 mph
Speed limit out of town
60 km/h or 37 mph
Rating
9.2 / 10

Why rent a car on Curaçao?

One of the three so-called ABC islands, an Antillean archipelago belonging to the Netherlands, Curacao is the epitome of an idyllic holiday in the sun. The country’s beaches are lovely, but the island also has plenty to offer when it comes to history, cuisine, and Caribbean hospitality. 

Curaçao

Top ways to enter Curacao

  • Curacao Airport. Also called Hato Airport, it is the port of entry for practically all the foreign visitors to Curacao. The airport handles about two million travelers every year, offering connections with other Caribbean destinations, North America, South America, and Europe. The airport is on Curacao’s north coast, about 12km (7.5 miles) from Willemstad, and can be easily reached from anywhere on the island.

Top cities and places to visit

  • Beaches. Curacao is all about the beach and there’s plenty of beautiful spots to choose from along its 365km (225 mi) of coastline. While it would be impossible to list them all, highlights include the scenic and developed Kalki Beach near the island’s northern edge, the busy Kontiki and Mambo beaches known for their active nightlife, and the undisturbed, pristine Laguna and Jeremi beaches. Thanks to the influence of neighboring Spanish-speaking countries, a beach is called playa in Curacao (as in Playa Kalki and Playa Kontiki).
  • Architecture in Willemstad. All visitors know about the stunning coastline of Curacao, but it comes as a surprise to many that the island is also great for sightseeing. In fact, there are over 700 UNESCO-protected buildings in Willemstad, one of the highest concentrations in the Americas. Most of the buildings date back to the colonial period and show clear Dutch influence but often with a Caribbean twist. Highlights include the Willemstad Synagogue — the oldest synagogue in the Americas — and the city’s scenic waterfront.
  • Museums. Many of Willemstad’s buildings are not just pretty to look at, they often provide space for hotels and restaurants or museums and cultural institutions. Many of them are absolutely worth a visit, not least of which include the Kura Hulanda Museum of anthropology dedicated to the indigenous Caribbean and West African peoples who were the ancestors of the modern-day Curacaoan people and the interactive Maritime Museum.
  • Nature. Christoffel National Park comprises the highest peaks on the island, with all kinds of fascinating flora and fauna secreted within. There are eight hiking trails in the reserve, so you can easily choose between an easy stroll or a challenging hike to the top of the Christoffel mountain (recommended for early morning). The park also organizes special tours including park safaris, deer-watching tours, bird-watching tours and guided hikes.

Most popular rental car

The most popular rental car in Curacao is the Kia Picanto, although many travelers also go for the Volkswagen Fox and the Kia Rio. The most popular rental car types are economy, mini, and compact.

Driver's license requirements

  • Curacao recognizes foreign driver’s licenses as long as they are printed in either Dutch or English, the official languages of the island. If your driver’s license is in another language, you need to have an International Driving Permit (IDP) or an official translation of your driver’s license.
  • Similarly, if your driver’s license doesn’t show your photograph, you might be required to have an IDP.
  • Even if you have an IDP, you need to also bring your original driver’s license from your home country as you will be required to show both.
  • If you’re a foreign national who has been residing in Curacao permanently or visiting for longer than 30 days, you need to acquire a local driver’s license instead.
  • You must carry your driver’s license, not a copy, with you at all times. 
  • You need to have had your driver’s license for at least two years.
  • Some rental car suppliers charge a young driver fee for drivers between the ages of 22 and 25 and a senior driver fee for drivers over the age of 65.
  • There may be additional requirements depending on the car supplier and category, so make sure to check the terms and conditions before booking.

Crossing borders

Curacao is an island and has no land borders. 

Part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Curacao has the status of a special member state territory of the European Union (EU). The country can be visited visa-free by the citizens of the European Union, as well as travelers from most (although not all) other Western and North and South American countries.

While many cruise ships stop in Curacao, there is no ferry service between the island and any of the neighboring islands or the nearest mainland countries, Venezuela and Colombia.

Top driving routes

  • Diving. Curacao’s beaches are not just great for swimming and sunbathing, they also offer access to some of the best diving sites in the Caribbean. Highlights include the Mushroom Forest, a site on the east coast about a 30-minute drive from Willemstad that has coral heads resembling giant fungi, and Playa Tugboat, a beginner-friendly diving site known for a boat wreck and varied underwater life.
  • Hato Caves. Only about a 15-minute drive from Willemstad, the Hato Caves are one of the most popular tourist attractions in Curacao. Stretching underground for about 240m (790 feet), they are known for the otherworldly karst formations and wall paintings left by the indigenous Carib people. Visit the site’s official website to learn more about it and book a tour.
  • Shete Boka National Park. Located near the island’s northernmost point about a 50-minute drive from Willemstad, Sheta Boka is a contrast of scenic coastal coves and the rocky terrain that surrounds them. Remaining something of a hidden gem as it gets relatively few visitors, it is a great place for going on coastal hikes or simply watching impressive waves break against the coast.

Car rental prices

  • Large cars - from $68 per day
  • Medium cars - from $41 per day
  • Small cars - from $32 per day
  • SUVs - from $74 per day

How can I save money on my rental car?

There are several good methods to find a cheaper rental car:

  • Compare the rates of different rental car providers
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit during the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Curacao is the cheapest in April when renting a car is about 27% cheaper than the yearly average and a whole 47% cheaper than renting a car in December.
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What is the cheapest month to rent a car on Curaçao?

The cost of renting a car on Curaçao varies by season. The table and graph below can help you find the best time of year to save on a rental car.
Average rental costs per day on Curaçao
$66.53
January
$64.73
February
$67.36
March
$58.70
April
$52.42
May
$52.04
June
$50.48
July
$43.46
August
$43.67
September
$40.96
October
$46.73
November
$60.81
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car on Curaçao is October — when rental costs average $40.96 per day. This is 24% cheaper than the yearly average and 39% cheaper than renting a car in March (when prices average $67.36 per day).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

What’s the average rental length on Curaçao?

How long renters typically keep their vehicle sometimes varies depending on the time of year. Travelers tend to keep their rental cars longer in July — an average of 9 days. They tend to keep them for a shorter time in March — an average of 7 days.
Average number of rental days on Curaçao
8
January
8
February
7
March
8
April
7
May
8
June
9
July
8
August
8
September
8
October
8
November
9
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car on Curaçao?

Based on how many customers search for a car on Curaçao, the most popular month is October, while the least popular is April.
Monthly searches on Curaçao by pick-up date relative to the average
88%
January
98%
February
102%
March
80%
April
84%
May
81%
June
91%
July
123%
August
127%
September
127%
October
111%
November
88%
December

Car rental information

Car rental locations 5
Airport locations 1
Popular suppliers Ross Rental Cars, Boric Car Rental, Europcar, Ace Rent a car, Alamo
Popular car categories Small cars, SUVs, Medium cars, Vans
Lowest price $32 per day
Cheapest supplier Ross Rental Cars

Most popular car models of rental suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Boric Car Rental Kia Picanto 5 1 Small cars
Boric Car Rental Chevrolet Spark 5 1 Small cars
Europcar Volkswagen Fox 4 1 Small cars
Ross Rental Cars Hyundai Atos 5 2 Small cars
Ross Rental Cars Volkswagen Gol 5 1 Small cars
Ross Rental Cars Hyundai Grand i10 5 1 Small cars
Ross Rental Cars Hyundai Creta 5 3 SUVs
Boric Car Rental Toyota Yaris 4 3 Medium cars
Ace Rent a car Chevrolet Spark 3 2 Small cars
Ross Rental Cars Ford EcoSport 5 2 SUVs

Our customers' reviews

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Netherlands
Volkswagen Tiguan
May 4, 2024
We have been to Curacao multiple times so we did not go all over the island this time. Main places we visited were Jan Thiel, Zest, Tugboat Beach, Willemstad, Racing Club Curacao for playing tennis, Piscadera Bay (several restaurants) and some of the beaches on the western side of the island.
United States of America (USA)
Volkswagen Tiguan
March 21, 2024
Curacao is an amazing place! Perfect weather, friendly people and beauty everywhere.
Canada
Nissan Versa
December 29, 2023
Curacao is great island, beautiful beaches, beautiful town.
Netherlands
Nissan Versa
August 18, 2023
There is lots of places to see.
Puerto Rico
Chevrolet Spark
July 3, 2023
I was there for the Senior little League baseball tournament and had a great time on the games, the food is great and the beaches were beautiful
Colombia
Chevrolet Spark
March 6, 2023
The wait at the airport for the pick-up was very long and unjustified, knowing the number and arrival of the flight, we were three groups, we rented with Boric and we all waited in the sun
Netherlands
Hyundai Accent
November 30, 2022
Most time spent on Porto Marie beach-have great beach bar, and beach is very nice itself. Then Cas Aboa, and we also visited more western beaches such as grote knip but there facilities are limited.
Netherlands
Toyota Yaris
July 26, 2022
Kinda unfair for it's my hometown and island, but take a street art tour in Otrabanda, visit the Saliñas of Willibrodus or Janthiel and see the flamingos, visit the Parke 7 boca on the northwest shore of the island
United States of America (USA)
Kia Picanto
July 10, 2022
My wife did research on taxis and Ubers in Curacao and we decided having a car was the best way to reach places to the North as well as to the west (like Mambo Beach and Jan Thiel). We stayed at the Marriott Beach Resort which was excellent but to get to anything else on the island you need to drive. We debated using the hotel car service but it was expensive and not as flexible. Driving around the island and finding parking was easy. We always locked the car but never felt worried about crime or vandalism to the car. As long as you're comfortable driving with traffic circles, it's not too hard to navigate and Google Maps was always accurate.
Canada
Kia Picanto
January 31, 2022
The only advise: don’t shop around, Prins is the best, reliable and the best value for your money.
Aruba
Nissan Versa Sedan
September 10, 2021
I asked staff for recommendations, would definitely recommend doing that to customize your trip!
Suriname
Kia Picanto
May 5, 2019
Renting a car gives you so much more opportunity and freedom for exploring the different parts of the Island and ro enjoy everything at your own pace in your own time, with the possibillity to visit at least two locations per day.
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Car Rental Statistics

Highest-rated company
Prins Car Rental
9.1 / 10
)
Lowest-rated company
Avis
6.8 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
63
Total rental companies
12
Average daily price
$60.42
Lowest daily price
$32.23
Total cars available
88

Top 12 suppliers on Curaçao in 2024

Prins Car Rental
Prins Car Rental
Exceptional 9.1 / 174 reviews
2 locations
$46 - $53
Ross Rental Cars
Ross Rental Cars
Very good 8.9 / 415 reviews
2 locations
$32 - $43
Alamo
Alamo
Very good 8.7 / 56 reviews
3 locations
$61 - $98
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Very good 8 / 9 reviews
1 location
$71
National
National
Very good 8 / 6 reviews
3 locations
$81 - $103
Europcar
Europcar
Good 7.9 / 49 reviews
2 locations
$54 - $96
Enterprise
Enterprise
Good 7.9 / 4 reviews
2 locations
$72 - $115
Boric Car Rental
Boric Car Rental
Good 7.8 / 689 reviews
2 locations
$41 - $70
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Good 7.7 / 21 reviews
1 location
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Good 7.5 / 50 reviews
2 locations
$66 - $130
SIXT
SIXT
Good 7 / 23 reviews
4 locations
$68 - $119
Avis
Avis
Satisfactory 6.8 / 45 reviews
4 locations
$74 - $91
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