Curacao Celebrates LGBT Community with Get Wet Weekend

Robert Doyle READ TIME: 2 MIN.

WILLEMSTAD, Cura�ao - Cura�ao will kick off its seventh annual Get Wet Weekend of gay (and straight!) friendly activities, Sept. 30 to Oct. 8, hosted by the Gay Plasa organization, a GLBT community group. Travelers can enjoy cultural events, get-togethers and dances galore across the island, experiencing all that Cura�ao has to offer.

The party starts Friday, Sept. 30 with the Get Wet Weekend Grand Opening Meet and Greet at the Cura�ao Maritime Center at 8 p.m. The weekend closes on Saturday, Oct. 8 with the popular Drag Show at the Because Entertainment Center at 8 p.m.

Visitors and locals alike will not want to miss the Navi.GAY.Tion Party on Saturday, Oct. 1 at the beautiful Porto Marie Beach at 9 p.m. or the Sunset Pool Lounge Party at the Floris Suite Hotel on Sunday, Oct. 2 at 4 p.m.

"Cura�ao is renowned in the Caribbean and beyond for its 'Live and Let Live' attitude, welcoming everyone to explore its colorful culture, uncrowded beaches and pristine dive sites," says Andr� Rojer, Cura�ao Tourist Board Marketing Manager North America.

"Cura�ao is also proud to hold the largest International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) membership in all of the Caribbean."

Gay-friendly accommodations and operators abound on the island.

For more information on Cura�ao's GLBT offerings, please visit . For more information on the island of Cura�ao, or to request a FREE Cura�ao information package, please visit .

Selected as one of the 'Top 21 Places We're Going in 2011, Cura�ao is a unique Caribbean island paradise, boasting 35 uncrowded beaches, and an eclectic mix of history and culture. Explore the vibrant, culturally diverse capital city of Willemstad - a UNESCO World Heritage site - with its distinctive architecture, museums, monuments and world-class shopping.

Indulge in Cura�ao's vast selection of flavorful restaurants, with a mix of sophisticated international and tasty local cuisines. Discover Cura�ao's abundant natural beauty, pristine dive sites and spectacular snorkeling at secluded beaches - including Cas Abao Beach, selected as one of the 'Top 10 Beach Destinations for 2011 ' by SmarterTravel .

Cura�ao offers idyllic weather, situated on the fringe of the Hurricane Belt. To learn more about the island of Cura�ao visit . To request a FREE Cura�ao information package click here or call toll free 1.800.328.7222.

by Robert Doyle

Long-term New Yorkers, Mark and Robert have also lived in San Francisco, Boston, Provincetown, D.C., Miami Beach and the south of France. The recipient of fellowships at MacDowell, Yaddo, and Blue Mountain Center, Mark is a PhD in American history and literature, as well as the author of the novels Wolfchild and My Hawaiian Penthouse. Robert is the producer of the documentary We Are All Children of God. Their work has appeared in numerous publications, as well as at :

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