To Do on Bonaire
Diving / snorkeling
Bonaire is known as a top destination for divers and snorkelers. At any time of the day you can drive to any dive site to make a shore dive from the beach. The dive sites are marked with a yellow stone with the name of the dive site.The reef is located about ten meters or less from the coast. The visibility is more than 30 meters and the average water temperature is 27 to 28 degrees Celsius, the sea is remarkably calm.
Bonaire is world famous for the ease of shore diving.
On the link below you can download a map with all dive locations:
According to the rules of the Bonaire Marine Park, all divers must purchase a Dive Tag. This tag costs $ 45.00 for divers and the Nature Fee Tag costs $ 25.00 for all other water users.
It is also possible to purchase a 1 day dive tag, this tag costs $ 10.00. You can purchase these at various dive centers.
From now on it is also possible to purchase your Bonaire Marine Park tag online prior to your holiday. Click the link below to purchase your Bonaire Marine park Tag!
Wind surfers from all over the world are extremely attracted to Bonaire with its unique location on Sorobon. The lagoon at Sorobon is shallow and the sea water is of a lovely temperature.
Bonaire has the name as Diver's Paradise but it is also becoming a Surfer's Paradise!
The months of February to August (high-wind season) are most suitable. In these months an average wind speed of 15 knots is measured with a maximum of 30 knots (55.56 km per hour)
Bonaire is also a great location for kiting. There are now four locations where you can kite. The absolute top location for kite surfers is Kite Beach.
The best months for kiting are from February to August. The wind blows on Bonaire an average of 300 days a year.
The tours in the mangrove forest are very impressive, but sea kayaking is also very popular. In the Washington Slagbaai National Park in particular, there are beautiful locations for sea kayaking on the coast.
The mangrove forests of Lac Bay in the southeast of Bonaire. This protected nature reserve is unique in the region and is also an important breeding ground for numerous exotic birds.
It is only possible to explore the area with a kayak under expert supervision. These kayak tours are offered in a limited way to put as little pressure as possible on the fragile ecosystem of the mangrove forest.
It is wise to make a reservation before you come to Bonaire. Of course we can also make a reservation for you.
National Park (WSNP)
is over 6,000 hectares and covers the entire north head of Bonaire. By car, mountain bike or on foot it is possible to get acquainted with the geological, natural and cultural-historical sights that the beautiful park has to offer.
The mountainous terrain with its cactus forests, aloe fields, rock formations, salt lakes, limestone caves, sand dunes, blowholes and crumbling limestone terraces is home to many special plants and animals. More than five hundred different animal and plant species can be found in the park.
For a nice video of Washington Slagbaai,
Our tip is to visit the donkey sanctuary (Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire). At the start of the shelter, the Sanctuary was there to receive the sick, neglected, abused and orphaned donkeys. Nowadays they are committed to offer all donkeys of Bonaire a protected life!
At the moment there are about 600 donkeys on the shelter, many of which are curious and sometimes also cheeky ... Especially when it comes to treats! In addition to a very nice experience, you also support the shelter! A visit should not be missed!
Klein Bonaire is a relatively small and uninhabited island of 6 km² in size off the coast of Bonaire. You can get here by using one of the water taxis that depart from Bonaire at different times at different locations.
You can snorkel on Klein Bonaire in the azure blue water which is incredibly clear. The chance that you will encounter a turtle while snorkeling is very high! The colors of the beautiful coral are also fantastic.
Klein Bonaire has a snow-white soft sandy beach (No Name Beach) and is a wonderful place for sunbathing, swimming and picnics. Please note, there is almost no shelter, no toilet or catering, so you will have to bring your own food, drinks and bath towels. A cap or other headgear is not an unnecessary luxury!