Travel to the Astonishing Island of Bonaire

Facts about Travel to Bonaire

You want to travel to the astonishing island of Bonaire! Together with Aruba and Curaçao it forms the ABC islands. Bonaire is a special municipality within the Netherlands. Together with Sint Eustatius and Saba (the BES islands). It has a population of 20,104 (2019 est.). Christianity is the largest religion. The capital is Kralendijk. Typical food is pastechis (flaky little pastries), guiambo (soup with okra and seafood) and piska kriyoyo (fish Creole-style).

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When you travel to the astonishing island of Bonaire, this is important to know:

  • The official currency is the US dollar
  • Official languages are Dutch and Papiamento
  • The time zone is UTC -4
  • Driving side is right
  • Calling code +599-7
  • Flamingo International Airport offers 

Best Time to Travel to the astonishing island of Bonaire

Bonaire has a tropical climate. Hot all year round. The ABC Islands lie outside Hurricane Alley. Monthly temperature fluctuates from 84°F / 29°C to 88°F / 31°C. The sea is warm enough for swimming all year round. The temperature ranges from 79°F / 26°C to 84°F / 29°C.

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The major towns are:

  • Kralendijk. The capital which has a cruise ship terminal. Visit the colonial Fort Oranje and the Wilhelmina Park. From Kralendijk the small island Klein Bonaire can be reached by water taxi. 
  • Rincon. With many festivals. Like Dia di San Juan and Dia di Rincon. And the Simadan (harvest) festival and the Bari Festival. 


The most popular attractions are:

  • Over 22 beaches! For example Atlantis Beach for kite boarders. Or Cai, a beautiful beach in the eastern part of Bonaire’s mangroves. And Chachacha, just a few minutes stroll from the center of Kralendijk.  
  • Snorkeling and scuba diving with its multiple shore diving sites and easy access to the fringing reefs. 
  • Bonaire National Marine Park. Including all the island’s beaches, reefs and on-island reserves. 
  • Lac Bay. Attracts wind surfers from around the world. 

A vacation in Aruba! Relax and enjoy in a beautiful setting!