About [Bonaire]

About Bonaire

Bonaire is one of the BES islands, the others BES islands St. Eustatius and Saba. The BES islands since 10-10-2010 a special municipality within the Kingdom and since that time known as the Caribbean Netherlands (CN). 

The total land area of ​​288 km2 Bonaire. Bonaire is located 80 miles north of Venezuela, 50 miles east of Curacao (15min flight) and 95 miles from Aruba. 

Climate: Bonaire has a tropical climate. The average temperature is 27 C. on Bonaire It is about 30 degrees during the day and at night it cools down a few degrees. Minimum differences exist. Between summer and winter The coolest month is January and the warmest month is September The sea temperature is from late November to April between 24 and 27 C, then sometimes rising to 29 C.

In the months of October, November and December, the most rain falls in short showers, which average about 500 mm per year. And, not least, Bonaire is like any downwind island located in a hurricane-free area. 

Population: The population of Bonaire is very friendly. On the street, people greet each other and everyone has time for a chat. The official language is Dutch, and the daily language on Bonaire mainly Papiamento. Furthermore, English and Spanish is also spoken on Bonaire. 

Drinking water: Drinking water Bonaire is purified and of excellent quality. You can drink water from the tap without any problems! 

Money: Since 2011, the only legal currency in Bonaire U.S. dollars (USD). With Wereldpas / Maestro, you can pay virtually anywhere with PIN and withdraw cash at any ATM. Check that you have to inform your bank that you are going on holiday outside Europe. Otherwise, it may happen that your PIN is blocked. Credit cards are accepted in most major shopping and restaurants.

Restaurants on Bonaire: You will find delicious and cozy restaurants on Bonaire. Favorites are At sea, La Cantina, or Brass Boer. A small selection from the wide range of the restaurants on Bonaire.

Water sports: There are several possibilities for water sports on Bonaire. Kitesurfing, windsurfing, sailing or motorboat rental is possible. For organized snorkelling trips with snacks, click here. Kayaking in the mangrove forests via the mangrovecenter is also a trip to remember. 

Nature: Bonaire has a beautiful nature which fortunately is carefully dealt with. For more information about the various conservation organizations click here. To preserve nature, tourist are obliged to buy a Stinapa nature fee tag when entering the sea. Click here to purchase one. 

Other activities: You can rent everything: bicycles, scooters, motorcycles, quads, boat or a nice jeep at the airport upon arrival. Visit www.tourismbonaire.com, this site gives you useful information about "what to do on Bonaire".