Bonaire ― Divers Paradise
Bonaire is a beautiful tropical island in the Caribbean that officially belongs to the Kingdom of the Netherlands. It has been a special municipality of the Netherlands since October 2010 along with the islands of Saba and Saint Eustatius, together called the BES Islands.
Bonaire is the most eastern island of the ABC islands, as known at the Lesser Antilles. It has a land area of 288 km2, is 40 km long and only 5-12 km wide. With only 18,000 inhabitants, Bonaire is one of the less densely populated islands in the Caribbean. The broad variety of landscapes include small beaches, lagoons, mangroves, saltpans and desert- like areas, also known as “kunuku”. Next to Kralendijk, Bonaire has the old and authentic village of Rincon, where you can experience and learn about Bonaire’s history.
STINAPA Nature tag
The sea around Bonaire and Klein Bonaire – Bonaire National Marine Park -, is protected and managed by STINAPA. Users of the National Marine Park are obliged to pay an entrance fee. Tags are available online via Stinapa. You will receive a QR code online, it is recommended to print this and take it with you.
• Dive tag $45 (including free entrance National Park Slagbaai)
• Other water sports $25
• Children under the age of 12 are free of charge.
Bonaire non-water related activities
• Mountain biking, with well-marked trails throughout the island
• Walking trails in Nation Park Washington Slagbaai, and climb the Subi Brandaris
• Horse riding, (including beach rides- a memory you’ll not soon forget!)
• Cave exploration
• Island bus tours including visits to the unique salt flats and pink flamingo feeding grounds