Renting a Car on Curacao

Travelers can easily rent a car to travel around Curaçao

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Curaçao is the largest island in the former Netherlands Antilles, and travelers who plan to do extensive touring or take a number of day trips from Willemstad should consider renting a car from one of the island's rental agencies.

Renting a Car

Curaçao has a number of captivating sites, from the nature preserve area of Christoffel National Park to the Curaçao Seaquarium. A rental car can be the most cost efficient way to travel around the island to see many different attractions. Many of the international rental car agencies are present in Curaçao, including Avis, Hertz, and Budget. Travelers can also choose to rent from a local rental agency, but when choosing a rental agency, be sure that it is insured and licensed. While local rental firms may have lower rates than the international companies, some people feel more comfortable renting from the more familiar names.

Review the following chart for contact information.

Vehicle Rental Companies
Name Phone Location
Alamo Car Rental Curacao (599-9) 869-4433 Willemstad
Antillean Car Rental (Head Office) (599-9) 461-3144 Willemstad
Avis Hato International Airport (599) 9-839-1500 Hato International Airport - 4.5 mi. (7.3 km) North of Piscadera
Avis Howard Johnson (599) 9-462-7800 Plaza Brion - Willemstad
Avis Mega Pier (599) 9-462-4907 Otrabanda
Avis Willemstad Main Office (599-9) 461-1255 Willemstad
Budget Rent A Car (Airport) (599-9) 839-1300 Curacao Airport - Willemstad
Centraal-Rent-A-Car (599-9) 463-6478 Piscadera Bay
Crazy Car Rental (599-9) 868-9488 Willemstad
Daily Car Rental (599-9) 888-8999 Veeris 99A - Willemstad
Dersie Rent A Car (599-9) 736-8998 Beatrixplein 5 - Punda
Enjoy Car Rental (599) 518-7445 31 Emancipatie Boulevard - Willemstad
Excellent Car Rental (599-9) 510-4244 Pater Euwensweg z/n - Punda
Family Car Rental (599-9) 736-8750 Sabana Hundu Kvl 13 - The vicinity of Willemstad
GTS Car Rental (599-9) 461-0997 Mambo Beach - Punda
Hertz Hato International (599-9) 839-1288 Curacao Airport - Willemstad
Hertz Main Office (999) 888-0088 503 Franklin D Roosevelt - Willemstad
Hertz Superclub Breezes (999) 465-4788 78 Martin Luther King Boulevard - Willemstad
Holiday Rent-A-Car (599-9) 511-6068 Dr. Maalweg 4 - Punda
Holland Car Rental (599-9) 736-6544 Willem de Zwijgerlaan 15 - Willemstad
Horsepower Car Rental N.V. (599-9) 738-2401 Jongbloedweg 50 - Willemstad
Luxery Car Rental (599-9) 888-0088 F.D. Rooseveltweg 503 / Airport - Willemstad
Michel Car Rental (599-9) 888-8878 F.D. Rooseveltweg 348 & Airport - The vicinity of Willemstad
National Car Rental (Airport) (599-9) 839-1311 Curacao Airport - Willemstad
Noordstar Rent A Car (599-9) 737-5616 Reigerweg 24 - Willemstad
Pleasure Rent-A-Car (599-9) 736-0035 / (599-9) 560-8854 / (599-9) 562-5071 Kaya Isaac 33 - The vicinity of Willemstad
Prins Car Rental (599-9) 525-6895 / (599-9) 888-6895 Jannoorduynweg 36 - Willemstad
Radermacher Car Rental (599-9) 738-0264 Snipweg 45 - Willemstad
Rida Rent A Car (599-9) 738-3635 Gosieweg 8A - Willemstad
Ruiz Rent-A-Car (599-9) 737-3184 Wilhelminalaan 11 - Punda

The Cost of Renting a Car

Travelers from the United States can rent a car in Curaçao with a valid driver's license. Many of the rental car companies require renters to be 21, 23, or 25 years of age and have two years of driving experience in order to rent a car. Major credit cards are also generally required in order to secure reservations and to place security deposits. Daily collision damage waiver fees can run from $11(USD) to $15(USD), and renters are also required to pay a 6 percent tax. Mileage is usually unlimited, but renters are responsible for fuel.

Gas Stations

Driving in Curaçao is done on the right hand side of the road, and seat belts are required by law. Drivers with children under the age of four must have child safety seats, and children under 12 must ride in the back seat. Drivers should be cautious while driving in the rain, as roads can become slippery. Missing or concealed street signs also pose problems for travelers. This can be especially problematic in the evening, when many of the roads are not well lit. Drivers who will be touring remote areas of the island should invest in a rental car with four-wheel drive. As always, drivers should exercise caution at all times when driving in a foreign country.

Since you could come across problems coming across places to refuel, take a look at the table just below for an idea where some are located.

Gas Stations
Name Location
Curoil Gas Station Otrabanda
Pomp Station Santa Maria 2.8 mi. (4.5 km) North-Northeast of Piscadera

While many travelers will find themselves charmed and entertained in Willemstad, the island certainly offers more than just its capital city. Renting a car in Curaçao can give you the freedom to explore many parts of the island at your leisure.

 

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