Natural Beauty of Curacao

Natural Beauty of CuracaoCuracao is a beautiful island found in the region of the southern Caribbean Sea and the Dutch Caribbean Sea. It was part of the Kingdom of Netherlands before it broke away in 10th October 2010 to become a country. Curacao has a population of 180,337 people as per the year 2017. Its capital city is Willemstad.

The people of Curacao basically speak three languages which are English, Papiamentu, and Dutch. The area has an area of 444 square kilometers which is equivalent to 171 square miles. The Table Mountain locally known as Tafelberg Mountain is one of the breath-taking cites in Curacao. It has a height of 240 meters (787 feet). The mountain has a unique shape. On one side it is a steep peak while the other side is a flat plateau. Tafelberg Mountain was not always looking like that Mining of phosphate, sand, and limestone gave the mountain its new shape. Before the mining Tafelberg mountain had a flat top similar to the Table Mountain in South Africa. When the miners discovered they were destroying the beautiful mountain they sought other methods of mining. The sites on can see in Curacao include the sandy beaches which are located in the South Western coastline.

The waters are still and calm making it a nice place to relax and feel the breeze and enjoy the water. It is a beautiful place to sunbathe. It has a unique vegetation which is not like the normal island vegetation. Its flora contains Xeric scrublands, cacti, aloe vera, palm trees, thorny shrubs evergreen and watapana trees. The fauna found in Curacao include a variety of different types of birds like hummingbirds, flamingos, bananaquits, herons, and egrets. The big-billed brown pelicans are also found in Curacao. these birds dive into the sea like dead weight going after fish to eat. The white-tailed deer is also found It can reach up to a height of six feet in length, three feet in height and can weigh 136 kilograms. It is the only species of deer found in the area hence it is a protected species with 200 of them living on the island. One can easily identify it because it has an underside which is white and a very long tail. Another notable animal is the iguana. It is mostly seen basking in the sun. It has a light green color and little shades of aqua on the side and belly.

Curacao's landscape is basically a mixture of dry land which has grown cactus, rocky hilly places with green vegetation, beautiful sandy beaches. In the North coast the wind can be seen hitting hard the rocks along the coast. This causes a display of breathtaking scenery of the water spouting into the blue Caribbean air. The west side of the island is a calm area protected from the wind. There is more vegetation here and some sandy beaches to relish every whim.