Discover Bonaire

On an island with some of the world’s most breathtaking coasts and coral reefs, it’s no surprise that residents of Bonaire drive around with license plates proclaiming it’s a “Diver’s Paradise.”

Tourists flock to the Caribbean island of Bonaire throughout the year to enjoy perfect diving and snorkeling conditions found along the coasts, in addition to the world-class windsurfing and boating opportunities. Inland, this Dutch municipality offers spectacular landscapes, which can be traversed on foot, horseback or bicycle. An impressive array of wildlife inhabits the area, including a large flamingo population and more than 190 species of birds.

Healthy portions of hospitality are served up around Bonaire, and despite its small size, a vast array of accommodation options can be found.

Although the island is world-famous for its spectacular diving and snorkeling, Bonaire has much more to offer. Day trips are popular and include excursions to the National Park, kayaking through the mangroves and land sailing on the world’s longest track. There are also some enthralling walking tours, particularly in the quaint and historic towns of Rincon, the oldest village in Bonaire, and the capital, Kralendijk.

source: iexplore.com

pictures copyright: Tourism Cooperation Bonaire


Useful Info



  • Time
    4 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT-4) during winter time and GMT-5 during summer time.

  • Electricity
    110 volt

  • Language
    Dutch, Papiamento are the official languages, Spanish and English are also widely spoken

  • Currency
    US dollar

  • Emergency number
    911

  • Capital
    Kralendijk

  • Area
    112 square miles

  • Communication
    The country code of Bonaire is + 599.

  • Climate
    Average year-round temperature is 82 degrees, with cooling trade winds in the summer. The rainy season is Nov.-Jan. Bonaire is outside the Caribbean hurricane belt.

  • Public Holidays
    - January 1: New Year's Day
    - Dates vary: Good Friday
    - Dates vary: Easter Monday
    - April 27: King's Day
    - May 1: Labor Day
    - Dates vary : Ascension Day
    -Dates vary: Whit Sunday
    - December 25: Christmas Day
    - December 26: Boxing Day

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Airport



  • Address
    Bonaire International Airport
    (Flamingo Airport), Plasa Medardo SV Thielman 1, Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean

  • Facilities
    Airport facilities include an ATM, refreshments, restaurant, Executive Lounge, and retail shopping.

  • Internet
    Wi-Fi is available.

  • Airport taxis
    At your arrival taxis are ready to bring you to your destination.

  • Airport parking
    Available.

  • Getting to the city
    There is no public bus system operating on Bonaire. Aside from guided tours, taxis are the only form of public transportation on the island

  • Car rental
    There are several car rental operators, including internationally known brands and local.
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