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  Curaçao's Economy is based on shipping, tourism and oil refining. The total population is 150,000 and speak at least four languages including Dutch as the official language, but Papiamento, English, Spanish are also spoken.

Telephone Codes: 599, Netherlands Antilles' code; 9, island code
Time Zone: 4 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (-4 GMT). Daylight Saving Time is not observed
Tipping: 10%-15% in restaurants, unless a service charge or gratuity has already been added to your bill.

Voltage Requirements: 220 volts, 110 volts
Time Zone: 4 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (-4 GMT). Daylight Saving Time is not observed

Weather
Curaçao has nearly perfect weather year-round with temperatures between 70-80° F/23-32° C during the day and 60-70° F/15-27° C at night. When the hurricane season threatens other islands in the Caribbean, you can rest assured on Curaçao as the island lies outside the main hurricane belt. October-December is the rainy season, but the rain seldom lasts long. The coolest months are January and February, and the hottest are August and September. No matter what time of year you go, take a sweater for cool evenings.