Although Curaçao is less humid than many Caribbean islands, mosquitoes can occasionally be a problem in the rainy season and at night. Repellent can be purchased at pharmacies and supermarkets. Curaçao has no malaria or similar tropical diseases, and no vaccinations are needed to visit. But, Dengue, is spread through insect bites.
Due to the high level of overall hygiene and cleanliness, gastro-intestinal complaints ("travelers' tummy") are very uncommon. Eat and drink freely. For minor ailments, standard US and European over-the-counter medicines are available at the local pharmacies, called "Botica's". There are a number of medical of medical centers on the island. the St. Elisabeth Hospital is the most modern and well equipped in the region.
Breedestraat 193(0), Willemstad
Tel: +(5999) 462-4900
Tel: +(5999) 434-7777
Centro Dental Mahaai
Anjelierweg 6, Willemstad
Tel: +(5999) 737-0285
Many diseases, like Dengue, are spread through insect bites. One of the best protections is to prevent insect bites by:
If after all your efforts at safe sunbathing you still end up sun burnt here are a few natural remedies that may help: