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Gay Guide Caribbean - Curaçao
Under Article 255 of the penal code, homosexual acts are legal between adult males, and the age of consent is set at 16. The attitude of the general public towards homosexuality, however, is somewhat less tolerant than that of the Dutch mother country. However, Curaçao is currently promoting itself as a "gay-friendly" destination. Advertising aimed directly to the community is being used and the motto of the island "Biba i Laga Biba" (live and let live). The island offers heavenly beaches, divine diving possibilities, golf, casinos and a lot more. Curaçao's first gay pride week took place in September 2013 and was celebrated by hundreds of visitors.
Cities in Caribbean - Curaçao
International country code: 599
International access code: 00
Language: Dutch, Papiamento, English, Spanish
Area: 444 km² / 143 sq mi.
Currency: 1 Netherland Antilles Guilder = 100 Cents
Religions: 80% Roman Catholic
Climate: Tropical climate that is moderated by north east trade winds