Bonaire Sights

Two routes, north and south from Kralendijk, the island's small capital, are possible on the 24-mile-long (39-km-long) island; either route will take from a few hours to a full day, depending on whether you stop to snorkel, swim, dive, or lounge. Those pressed for time will find that it's easy to explore the entire island in a day if stops are kept to a minimum.

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1,000 Steps

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

Directly across the road from the Radio Nederland towers on the main road north, you'll see a short yellow marker that points to the...

Barcadera Cave

  • Cave

Once used to trap goats, this cave is one of the oldest in Bonaire; there's even a tunnel that looks intriguingly spooky. It's the first...

Gotomeer

  • Body Of Water/Waterfall

This saltwater lagoon near the island's northern end is a popular flamingo hangout. Bonaire is one of the few places in the world where...

Landhuis Karpata

  • Building/Architectural Site

This mustard-color building was the manor house of an aloe plantation in the 19th century. The site was named for the karpata (castor...

Mangazina di Rei

  • Museum/Gallery

Built around the second-oldest stone structure on Bonaire, this cultural park a few miles before Rincon provides a fascinating insight...

Rincon

  • Town/Village

The island's original Spanish settlement, Rincon is where slaves brought from Africa to work the plantations and salt fields lived. Rincon...

Seroe Largu

  • Mountain–Sight

Just off the main road, this spot, at 394 feet, is one of the highest on the island. A paved but narrow and twisting road leads to a...

Washington–Slagbaai National Park

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Once a plantation producing divi-divi trees (the pods were used for tanning animal skins), aloe (used for medicinal lotions), charcoal,...

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