You have booked your flights and accommodation and are ready to go on vacation? We have tested 9 smartphone apps for you to download, which make your vacation in Curacao even more fun.
Bon Bini..... Although everyone in Curacao speaks at least 3 languages, if you like to make friends in Curacao you have to be able to speak a few words of Papiamento, Curacao's local language. Unfortunately there is no app available to translate words from Papiamento to English, but there is an app called uTalk with which you can learn the basic phrases. uTalk focuses on the basics words and phrases you're most likely to need including how to order a drink, find a chemist and ask for an aspirin! Plus food, phrases, colors, numbers, shopping and more. Start a few weeks before you go with practicing, and it can be guaranteed that you get a big smile every time you try to say something in Papiamento! uTalk is available in English, Dutch, German, Portuguese, Spanish, and many more languages Download for Android: US$ 9.08 from Google Play Download for iOS: US$ 9.99 from Apple iTunes
Pack Light Trying to figure out what to pack for a week in Curacao, not sure if you need two pairs of flip-flops, and how many shorts you need? Packpoint will help you solve your packing by making a list of all of your travel essentials. You just have to answer some basic questions. Pack point is available in English, Dutch, German, Portuguese, Spanish, and many more languages. Download for Android: free from Google Play Download for iOS: free from Apple iTunes
Don't get lost The Curacao Roadmap offers a high detail, high quality big map of Curacao. The map is stored locally on your device. It uses the device its GPS and can be used without an expensive mobile data network coverage. When you get lost or are unsure where to go, the app will show your location so getting un-lost is easy. In case of car trouble, you have access to Curacao's 24/7 road assistance via this app. Download for Android: free from Google Play Download for iOS: US$ 1.99 from Apple iTunes
Beaches, sightseeing locations, activities, and all others things you can think of while being on vacation The Curacao App by CRAPPS offers all the information you need to know about Curacao. It has up to date information on: - History, flora, fauna, music and transportation - Restaurants, shops, happy hours, events, diving, beaches, activities, gas stations, and important telephone numbers. The Curacao app works offline but is sometimes slow to load. When looking for a useable map we recommend the Curacao Roadmap (see 1). The Curacao App is available in English, Dutch, German, and Spanish. Download both Android and iOS: free from CRAPPS
Wi-Fi finder There is no vacation without the posts and pictures to prove it. With data roaming charges being unbelievable high in Curacao, knowing where to find a beach bar with a decent Wi-Fi hotspot is essential. To find free Wi-Fi near you, and to prove to your friends that you actually left town, simply fire up a handy Wi-Fi Finder app. The Wi-Fi Finder is available in English Download for Android: free from Google Play Download for iOS: free from Apple iTunes
For people with a good appetite The Gusto Curacao restaurant app helps you making decisions on where to go out for dinner, lunch or takeout in Curacao. The app lists the restaurants per type of cuisine and gives detailed information on locations and opening hours. It also has links to the restaurant's websites and TripAdvisor pages. The restaurant guide is updated monthly and can be used offline. The Gusto Curacao Restaurant App is available in English, German, Portuguese, and Spanish. Download for Android: free from Google Play Download for iOS: free from Apple iTunes
Calculate your tips The Tipulator is for you if you are a firm believer in tipping wait staff, but don't want to spent a lot of time to figure out what is reasonable, or to calculate tips excluding sales tax. You can also use the Tipulator to split checks among friends. Tipulator is available in English Download for Android: free from Google Play Download for iOS: free from Apple iTunes
Never miss Happy Hour Did it happen to you too, that you were just five minutes too late to get 50% off your drinks? This will never happen in Curacao when you download the Curacao Happy Hour App. It shows 37 locations with happy hours on a map and tells you exactly where it is located and of course what the happy hour deal is. The Curacao Happy Hour App is available in English, German, Portuguese, and Spanish. Not yet available for Android Download for iOS: free from Apple iTunes
Are you leaving again? Curacao Airport Partners provides you with real time flight information on arrivals, departures, and delays. You will need internet access to check this information. In addition to flight information, the app provides you with detailed information on shopping, food options, and deals at Curacao Airport. The Gusto Curacao Restaurant App is available in English, German, Portuguese, and Spanish. Download for Android: free from Google Play Download for iOS: free from Apple iTunes
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