Come to Curaçao for an amazing diving experience! Also visit the colorful buildings. For that, rent a car to complete your memorable experience. Be sure to check these reminders before getting into a car.
Curaçao is an island where you drive to the right, as most European and Latin American countries. Remember that the island is part of the Netherlands but very close to South America, in the Caribbean Sea.
The minimum age to drive is 18 years old. Please note that the minimum rental age is 21 years old. However, full permission renter/driver must be at least 25 years old. Renters between the ages of 21 and 24 will be subject to additional rates and will not be able to rent Premium, Special, SUV, Minivan, Van, Convertible, Utilitarian and Luxury vehicles.
The renter must present its original driving license, issued in his/her country of origin, valid and within the expiration period. In the case of the international driving license, it must be presented in conjunction with the driving license of the country of origin.
The renter must present his/her original valid passport. Also, he must present a valid international credit card, owned by him, which is not expired, which has been issued by a bank and which has sufficient credit limit for the authorization of the security deposit. Third party credit cards, cards not linked to banks or not authorized to carry out international transactions will not be accepted.
Credit card approval is solely and exclusively the responsibility of the rental company. The online and advance payment of the rental will not exempt the renter from presenting to the rental company the international credit card at the time of the withdrawal of the vehicle to cover the security deposit and the collection of possible fees at destination not included in the pre-paid coupon - for example: fuel, accident insurance, special services, rates, etc. All additional fees not included in the prepaid coupon will be charged at the destination.
Rental companies reserve the right to refuse car rental to minors, persons without a driver's license, persons unable to demonstrate creditworthiness for payment or persons who, in the opinion of the rental company, constitute a risk.
The seat belt is essential for ALL passengers. Child-restraint-is-a-must. Hands-free are a must when speaking on the phone.
The speed limit is 50 km/h in urban areas and 80 km on rural roads.
There's no orange sign at the traffic lights.
Curaçao is considered a tropical country, so there is no winter here. Avoid traveling during the rainy season from June to October. Roads can be slippery and visibility can also be affected. Plan your trip according to this to enjoy every second of your vacation.
When renting a car, you should do it with recognized international agencies, such as Europcar, Dollar, Budget, Sixt or Enterprise. This will allow you to feel safe, as these are all professional agencies that you can trust on.
Enjoy your diving and take selfies!