A Friendly Note From Our Team

Dear <<First Name>> ,

Tourism is booming in Curacao.  We just received the economic figures from 2014 and tourism contributed with a record amount of ANG750,000,000 (seven hundred fifty million guilders).  2015 started off strong with a growth of 13% of stay-over visitors.  We trust this growth will continue with the support of additional airlift from The Netherlands, Germany, United States and Canada.

Carnival was colorful and energetic as always and now “Bientu di Kuaresma” (the wind of the fasting period or the north east trade wind) is starting to blow announcing the Habrida Temporada di Fli (season of kite flying).  This festival takes place in the area of North Zapateer in Banda Ariba on the east end of the island.  About 30 groups participate in this festival.  The kites were originally used to scare birds away after the planting of seeds.  The very first kite flying contest on Curacao was held in 1874.

During this period kites are sold on the side of roads.  If you have the opportunity, buy one and give it a try since it is good fun!

And lastly as an early announcement on 7, 8 & 9 May the first Blueseas festival will take place in Pietermaai with two days of free concerts and one paid concert at Kleine Werf on Saturday 9 May.  We will also make this an item in our April newsletter, but since the tickets are for sale as of 1 March we thought better to inform you.  Check the
festival website for further information.  


Open House Blue Bay Real Estate March 28 & 29, 2014

The weekend of March 28 & 29 Blue Bay Resort will host its first Open House weekend for 2015.

During the Open House weekend several lots are offered at special prices and buyers receive a free golf cart!

If you are on the island, make sure you visit!  All RE/MAX associates will be present to answer questions you may have and to show you around this wonderful resort.

For more information on the open house visit www.bluebay-curacao.com/open-house


Curaçao set to launch first ever STEP Curaçao Conference on March 12 & 13

“Curacao… The New Mid Shore Reality” Highly Relevant to Latin America High Net Worth Clients and Their Advisors “

March 12 & 13 will see a gathering of over 200 international and national delegates coming together to network, learn, engage and exchange ideas and experiences all in the world class setting of Santa Barbara Golf & Beach Resort.

Aside from the star line up of subject matter experts (SME’s) on the latest trends, macro issues, and challenges facing the wealth structuring business this conference has its finger on the pulse of both the immediate region and Latin America.

Please click here for further information on the speakers and registration.


Curaçao Carnival: It's all about colors

28 groups presented beautiful colors during the Sunday parade of the Curaçao Carnival celebrations.  The audience enjoyed the experience to the fullest, while the participants performed to their max.  The parade was a great success!

All three ABC (Aruba, Bonaire, & Curacao) celebrated the feast in grandeur.

The carnival period has come to its end with the traditional burning of Rei Momo (King Momo) at 12 midnight on 17 February.

International Film Festival Rotterdam, 4th edition: March 25 - 29

The fourth edition of the five-day event Curaçao International Film Festival Rotterdam is approaching and will take place from 25 March through 29 March. 

In addition to the wide variety of international ‘cutting edge’ non-mainstream films, documentaries and ‘shorts’, the festival program offers the Yellow Robin Award competition for talented emerging filmmakers from the region, an educational project, a local short movie competition and photography competition, workshops, poetry, music and lectures.

The program will be announced on 19 March.



Advertorial: Mundo Mio

At Mundo Mio you will find a large collection of furniture, indoor as well as outdoor. Besides furniture we offer also the finishing touch to your new home; you can find different home decorations and lamps. We show all kind of different styles, classic,  modern and everything in between. All in different fabrics, colors and materials. The collection can be found on our website and Facebook site or pay us a visit in our store to get inspired and to taste the atmosphere of the furniture in addition with our professional advice. 

Above all, custom-made teakwood furniture is possible. Choose one of our designs and be able to change it the way you want to or come with your own design. Anything is possible at Mundo Mio. Welcome in my world.



Curaçao in the Media

Blue Halo Initiative Expands to Montserrat and Curaçao! - read on


Curaçao Heats Up For "Viva La Musica Latina" -
read on


5 Reasons to Go to Curaçao Now - read on


Peeking Forward

Our April issue will be released in the last week of March. In the meanwhile, please do not hesitate to contact us if we can be of any assistance. It is our pleasure to help.

With Sunny Regards,

Hans Vervoord
Broker - Owner

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