I would like to know how Curacao compares to the following places Playa del Carmen (Mexico), Isla Mujeres (Mexico), and Puerto Rico.
We prefer being in a place near a beach. I like to get up early and go for a swim. We like to experience the destinations visited (eat at local restaurants, shop for crafts, and check out attractions). I must say that we don't eat at 5-star restaurants. I don't want to have to pack extra clothes for vacations. In addition, I must admit I am a picky eater!
I would like input on what to expect and where to stay. We will probably rent a car for at least 2 days. We prefer to stay at a place with access to a variety of restaurants.