As the capital city of Curaçao, Willemstad could give Havana a run for its money with its vibrantly hued buildings and charming colonial architecture. Welcoming, lively, and upbeat, Willemstad beats an unmistakable Caribbean rhythm while preserving its Dutch heritage with pretty waterways, Dutch colonial architecture, and street cafes on every corner. Home to two distinct historical centers, Willemstad’s winding maze of atmospheric cobbled streets are lined with fascinating museums, quirky shops, and stunning examples of 17th and 18th-century fortifications. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Willemstad looks like Amsterdam redone in pastel. However, the city never runs from their true Caribbean ways, right down to the golden stretches of sand, azure waters that teem with life, and jagged cliffs that provide stunning panoramic views no matter where you’re standing.