World Cup Football
Soccer is one the biggest and most beloved sports in Curacao; locals love to watch and play 'the beautiful game'. Every two years, during the World Cup and the European Championships, Curacao gets footie fever. Just about everyone has a favorite team, and just about everyone has an opinion.
Most people on Curacao favor the Dutch team, but Spain, Portugal and Italy have a big following as well. During the World Cup, Brazil leads the way, with Argentina also getting a fair share of the attention.
In other words, don't be surprised when you see big groups of people wearing orange or green & yellow shirts fanatically watching big-screen TV's in bars and restaurants or on beaches and squares. If you're on Curacao during the World Cup 2014, you will surely come across these soccer loving fans and they will most like invite you to join in and have a 'bitterbal' and a drink.
Some of the bigger locations for watching the World Cup 2014 in Curacao are:
Stands with shade are built on the beach at the Kokomo Polar Arena and there is a bouncer for kids. Special happy hours with Polar Beer.
All Dutch games are aired on three screens. Special happy hours.
Sunscape Curacao Resort & Casino
'Orange' entertainment around the games, evening games are broadcast on an XXL screen on the beach and the final game is reason for a party in the special 'board room'
Bars & Restaurants
All games are aired on big screens. Polar beer bucket deals.
They give out free beer when Holland (or Germany...) scores
Curacao Marriott Beach Resort & Casino
The hotel's Emerald Lounge will be transformed into a stadium, games will be aired on a big screen and there will be special offers during the games.
Download the PDF with more activities and special offers (Dutch)