Bonaire

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  • 1. 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 into...Read More

  • 2. 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 is...Read More

  • 3. Rooi Lamoenchi Kunuku

    Museum Village

    Owner Ellen Herrera restored her family's homestead north of Lac Bay, in the Bonairean kadushi (cactus) wilderness, to educate tourists and...Read More

  • 4. Seru 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 magnificent...Read More

  • 5. Washington–Slagbaai National Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

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

  • 6. 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 location...Read More

  • 7. Barcadera Cave

    Cave

    Once used to trap goats, Barcadera is one of the oldest caves in Bonaire. It's the first sight along the northern route; watch closely for a...Read More

  • 8. Boca Slagbaai

    Beach–Sight

    Inside Washington–Slagbaai Park is a local snorkel and dive site with interesting offshore coral gardens that are good for snorkeling. Bring...Read More

  • 9. Gotomeer

    Tour–Sight

    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 pink...Read More

  • 10. Klein Bonaire

    Beach–Sight

    Just a water-taxi hop across from Kralendijk, this little island offers picture-perfect white-sand beaches. Klein Bonaire is one of Bonaire...Read More

  • 11. 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 bean...Read More

  • 12. Salt Pans

    Industrial Site/Mill/Factory

    Rising like mountains of snow, the salt pans are hard to miss. Harvested once a year, the "ponds" are owned by Cargill, Inc., which has reactivated...Read More

  • 13. Slave Huts

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    The salt industry's history is revealed in Rode Pan, the site of two groups of tiny slave huts. The white huts are on the right side of the...Read More

  • 14. Sorobon Beach

    Beach–Sight

    This is the windsurfing beach on Bonaire and one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. The sand is powdery white and the water gin...Read More

  • 15. Willemstoren Lighthouse

    Nautical Site/Lighthouse

    Bonaire's first lighthouse was built in 1837 and is now automated (but closed to visitors). Take some time to explore the beach and notice how...Read More

  • 16. Windsock Beach

    Beach–Sight

    Near the airport (just off E.E.G. Boulevard), this pretty little spot looks out toward the north side of the island and has about 200 yards...Read More

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