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Snorkeling in the Blue Room with Jocelyn in Curaçao

Best things to do in Curacao Jocelyn Pearson Cas Abou kitesurfing

Cas Abou kitesurfing

I’m really excited to interview Jocelyn Pearson of The Scholarship System about Curaçao. Jocelyn’s tips for the best things to do in Curaçao are awesome because she moved to Curaçao with her husband when he got a job offer there. She works online and they’ve always talked about living someplace internationally. However, they had to Google where Curaçao was before saying yes to the opportunity.

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Best things to do in Curacao Jocelyn Pearson Cas Abou beach

View of Cas Abou beach


We share a lot of resources and local suggestions in today’s podcast, but you should also check out Curaç, the local visitor’s bureau. They are a wealth of information and can help you plan an itinerary based on your time, budget, and interests.

If you’d like to learn how to travel for free using airline miles and hotel points, check out my free 7-day email course. For example, you can learn how to stay at the all-inclusive Corendon Mangrove Beach Resort, which is part of the Hilton Curio Collection, for free using your Hilton Honors points.

Best things to do in Curacao Jocelyn Pearson graffiti art in Scharloo area

Graffiti art in the Scharloo area

Getting around Curaçao

The local airport is Curaçao International Airport (CUR), which is in the middle of the island.

Jocelyn says that you should rent a car when visiting because public transportation is not convenient and taxis can be expensive. A one-way taxi ride can be as much as a car rental for the entire day. For the best offers, visit Avis, Budget, or Hertz. Unfortunately, there are no ridesharing services available on the island.

Best things to do in Curacao Jocelyn Pearson coffee shop

Jocelyn is coworking at a coffee shop.

Places we talked about on the podcast

Here is a map of all of the places we talked about on the podcast episode with Jocelyn Pearson about Curaçao. You can zoom into the map and click on each dot to explore the island.

  • Red dots = best places to eat in Curaçao
  • Green dots = best things to do in Curaçao
  • Yellow dots = best places to stay in Curaçao

Who is Jocelyn Pearson?

Jocelyn Paonita Pearson founded The Scholarship System to share her own experience of securing over $126,000 in scholarships for college and graduating debt-free. Now she helps U.S. families learn how they can do the same by teaching them her 6-step System.

Because of building an online business, she is able to work remotely and now lives on the Caribbean island, Curaçao. In Curaçao, Jocelyn opened Curaçao Coworking, a coworking space for entrepreneurs in Pietermaai, so she can bring together like-minded movers and shakers on the island and help great ideas collide.

Jocelyn is from Charleston, South Carolina, USA and now lives in Curaçao with her husband, Donny, and their baby.

Best things to do in Curacao Jocelyn Pearson on swing

Here are a few articles that she’s written:

You can connect with Jocelyn at her website and on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.

Best things to do in Curacao Jocelyn Pearson old fort

Explore the island and find old forts and other historic buildings like this.

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Best things to do in Curacao Jocelyn Pearson local cuisine at Plasa Bieu

Enjoy some of the local cuisines at Plasa Bieu.

Stay tuned for our next episode

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Ashish enjoying some Taj desserts

Listen to the next episode when Ashish Namjoshi of The Points Pundit shares the best things to do in Mumbai, India. In this episode, Ashish and I talk about Bollywood films, seeing the Gateway of India, and watching a cricket match at Wankhede Stadium. We hope you’ll join us when We Travel There.

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