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Water
Not only is Curaçao water safe to drink, it is of the finest quality.

Around 1890, American wind turbines were imported to Curaçao for irrigation of the land. In 1928, a seawater distillery for production of drinking water was put into production. This Curaçao distillery, now known as Aqualectra, produces water of excellent quality. It is soft, contains no chloride and little calcium, is tasteless and odorless, and has a good bacteriological composition.

For more information visit www.aqualectra.com.

Electricity
Curaçao electricity is 127/120 VAC at 50 cycles. This means that most appliances made in the USA (60 cycles) will work well, except for electrical devices with internal time mechanisms. For electrical appliances from the USA, you do not need an adapter plug. We use the same two-pronged flat plugs as in the States.

Visitors from Europe will need an adapter plug for their round-pronged plugs. These can be found anywhere on the island, and most hotels keep them in stock and in the rooms as well. Only dual-voltage appliances from Europe can be used on the island.

Communications
Curaçao's international code is 5999; there are no internal area codes. All local telephone numbers are seven digits, except for some special numbers, which are three or four digits.

International roaming is available in Curaçao, so you will be able to make and receive calls outside the coverage area. Local companies are UTS (United Telecommunication Services) and CT (Curaçao Telecom).

Whether you’re in Curaçao for business or for pleasure, you’ll appreciate the value of mobile communication from a cellular phone. If roaming is not available with your local network, you can either opt for a rental cellular phone, or buy a pre-paid chip and number for your own phone.

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Communications

Communications