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Sightseeing on Bonaire

From tropical beaches and reefs to historic sites and world-class restaurants, there are countless places to see and visit on Bonaire. Whether you decide to join a tour with one of our sightseeing guides or grab a map and head out on your own, you’ll find there’s always something else to see.

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From the Bara di Karta water well starts the hiking route in the west direction. The first approximately 150 meters is composed of a slightly inclined ground. Be careful since...
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Visit the Botanical Garden and take the tour. Learn more about plantation in a desert terrain like Bonaire, Mr. Manuel will Provide all the information needed. It also offers Permaculture,...
View of Bonaire from the highest peak
The Brandaris is the highest peak on Bonaire, 241 meters (784 ft.) high, situated in the Washington Slagbaai National Park. The Subí Brandaris Trail is a 45-minute hike to the...
Cave filled with water
There are many cave formations found on Bonaire. Several are readily accessible while others lie hidden and filled with water. They are a crucial part of the island’s ecosystem. The...
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In 1993 Dutch Nationals, Marina Melis and her husband Ed Koopman, established a donkey sanctuary on Bonaire for sick, wounded and orphaned donkeys: Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire. The primary objective of...
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Kralendijk is the capital city and main port of the island of Bonaire. In Dutch, Koralendijk (of which the name Kralendijk is a degeneration) means “coral reef” or “coral dike.”...
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Visit Echo’s conservation centre to learn about the charismatic and threatened Yellow-shouldered Amazon Parrot and Echo’s conservation efforts to protect them. When you visit, you’ll meet rescued and released parrots...
Landscape view of lagoon with hills in the background
Gotomeer is a saltwater lagoon near the island’s northern end and it is a flamingo hangout. Bonaire is one of the few places in the world where pink flamingos nest....
View of white sand and ocean through palm tree leaves
Klein Bonaire is a small uninhabited island located just off the coast of Bonaire. It is about half a mile from Bonaire at its closest point. The island encompasses over...
Pelicans sitting on an old boat in the ocean
Lac, part of the Bonaire National Marine Park, is the biggest lagoon of the ABC Islands, 700 hectares. Since 1980 Lac has been a RAMSAR site, recognized globally as a...
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A visit to the Rincon Exhibition is the most exciting way to get an overview of the rich heritage of Rincon, the oldest settlement on Bonaire. The exhibition also sheds...
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Mangroves are nature’s way of building land mass. On Bonaire, the mangrove area at Lac, for generations, has been the island incubator for the various species of fish that thrive...
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Small signposts direct the way to the Indian inscriptions found on a 3-foot limestone ledge that juts out like a partially formed cave entrance. Look up to see the red-stained...
Multiple flamingos in the water with yellow and blue buildings in the background
The Pekelmeer Flamingo Sanctuary is one of only four areas in the world where Flamingos breed. Pekelmeer means “salt lake” in Dutch. Pools appear pink against the white salt flats...
Aerial view of Rincon
Rincon is one of the most ancient towns in Bonaire but also in the former Netherlands Antilles. This town was built to prevent pirate attacks.
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Owner Ellen Cochrane-Herrera restored her family’s homestead north of Lac Bay, in the Bonairean kadushi (cactus) wilderness, to educate tourists and residents about the history and tradition of authentic kunuku...
Landscape view of salt pans
Historically, salt as a commodity was the root of war and struggles amid European factions. The eventual Dutch takeover of Bonaire, close to four centuries ago, served to underscore salt’s...
Yellow lookout point
Take a drive to Seru Largu and witness the beauty of Bonaire from this lovely lookout point. Seru Largu means “large hill” and from the top, you can see the...
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These huts were constructed in 1850 during the slavery time, and served as camping facilities for slaves working in the salt ponds to collect and ship the salt, one of...
Mural of a woman with blue hair next to the shore
In Street Colors Bonaire youngsters from Bonaire work on their own murals together with professional artists. Students from the MBO in Bonaire follow an educational program about street art. Street...
Wooden park sign
Tanki Maraka Heritage Park is a World War II open air museum highlighting the area of a U.S. military camp from 1942 to 1947. It is a self-guided tour through...
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In the center of Kralendijk awaits a new adventure. One of the few remaining historic buildings in the center of town has recently been completely renovated and transformed into the...
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In the heart of Rincón there is a special place that you simply can’t miss, The Cadushy Distillery, a 1,500 square meter mecca for the adventurous drinker and curious traveler....
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This agriculture area is called Tras di Montaña: which means behind the mountain. A driving trail and two hiking trails are marked to experience Tras di Montaña at its best....
Cactus lined pathway leading to a yellow house
The Washington Slagbaai National Park is located in the northern end of Bonaire. It comprises of two former land plantations, Washington & Slagbaai, totaling just under 14,000 acres. These two...
White and red lighthouse
Bonaire’s first lighthouse was built in 1837. Locals stop here to collect pieces of driftwood in spectacular shapes and to build fanciful pyramids from objects that have washed ashore.

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Exploring Paradise

For those who prefer to explore on their own, our interactive map is a great way to find what you’re looking for and a few things you didn’t expect.

Map of Bonaire