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LanguagesPapiamentu (a mix of Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch and English with French, African and Arawak influences), Dutch and English.
What to eatKeshi Yena (gouda or edam cheese stuffed with meat), kadushi soup (cactus soup), red snapper, kabritu (goat meat), pumpkin arepas and Dutch treats like oliebollen (Dutch doughnuts).
What to bring backTheir eponymous, orange-flavoured liqueur (you can get packs of differently flavoured small bottles), handmade Chichi dolls (Chichi means older sister in Papiamento), aloe vera products (it’s grown on the island) and ceramic versions of the country’s iconic colonial houses.
Fun FactCuraçao is one of the most multi-cultural places in the Caribbean with many locals speaking two or more of its official languages. Aside from the indigenous Arawak, Spanish and Dutch people, the island also welcomed Jewish refugees from Europe during the 17th century. Learn all about this Jewish heritage at the oldest continually used synagogue of the Americas, the Mikvé Israel-Emanuel.
Important InfoFor more information on all necessary travel documents, visa, taxes and more, check Air Canada’s Travel Requirements page and the Government of Canada’s Travel and Tourism website.
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