Curacao, Bonaire, Aruba: Self-Guided Tour

Jul 28th, 2004, 10:26 AM
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Curacao, Bonaire, Aruba: Self-Guided Tour

I am planning to rent a car on each of these islands and do a self-directed driving tour. I'm curious how long it would take to do a loop around each island, stopping to take some photographs but not much else. For each island, will it take hours, multiple days, etc? If anyone knows of websites with good maps, that would also be helpful. Thanks!
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Jul 28th, 2004, 03:04 PM
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Bonaire is very small. I can't remember exactly but to go all the way around was maybe 2 hours or so - not including the Washington park at the Northern tip. From the park entrance to exit, I estimate it's around another 2 hours, not including any stops. The roads are not very good in the park but still drivable, make sure you have a pick-up. I don't know if George Thode is still working the station at the entrance but if he is, spend an hour with him (make the time!) and his thousands of daily logs - fascinating man!!
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Jul 28th, 2004, 05:13 PM
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You can do Aruba in a day.
Jul 29th, 2004, 10:29 AM
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Plan on several hours on Curacao if you want to stop at some of the gorgeous beaches and go snorkeling. On this island you need to go off the beaten path to enjoy the island.
There is one main hwy(if you want to call it that!!) It is poorly marked but evrything is pretty easy to figure out.

Have FUN!!
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Aug 2nd, 2004, 07:23 AM
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Curacao is great to rent a car and drive around, a lot to see and to visit. You can visit the Hato Caves, Ostrich farm, dolhin academy, Herb Gardens and the rural western part of the island. contact me directlt in order for me to email you a directions Map of Curacao. ([email protected])
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