Bonaire is one of the Leeward Islands located in the Caribbean just north of Venezuela, 50 km west of Curacao and 120 km from Aruba. Bonaire has a land area of 288 km2 and about 17,000 inhabitants. The average temperature is 28C nearly all year round. Bonaire has a fascinating landscape both above and under water. All sea around Bonaire is part of the protected Marine Park. Several different languages are spoken on the island. The main language is Papiamento and also Dutch. English and Spanish are also widely spoken. Since 01-01-2011 the US Dollar ($) is the official currency on Bonaire. There are a variety of local and international bars, restaurants and shops in and around Kralendijk. Bonaire has no public transport available. There are cars, scooters, bicycles and boats for rent.
Bonaire has a lot to offer and there are a variety of attractions to visit or activities you can undertake. A few of the possibilities: great diving and snorkeling sites (many of which are accessible directly from shore), many more (water) sports like windsurfing, kite surfing, kayaking (mangroves), sailing, boat trips and rental, water-skiing, wake boarding, horseback riding, hiking, cycling/mountain biking and discovering caves or climbing, discovering a fascinating landscape, enjoying local and international bars, restaurants and shops, visiting cultural sites such as the slave huts, historical architecture, Indian murals, Magazina de Rei or Rincon (Bonaire's oldest town), the Salt Pans or the nature at Lac Bay, Lac Cai with its shell hills, Lake Goto, the National Park Washington Slagbaai a unique natural area (Flamingo colonies), Mangroves, Klein Bonaire (the island little Bonaire) Seru Largu overseeing the island and off course relaxing and enjoying the calm atmosphere!