Top tip: Make it more than a stop over
Bonaire is the second largest of the Dutch Antilles island group after Curaçao and is located 50 miles north of Venezuela and 30 miles east of Curaçao. The landscape is flat and rocky and due to the low rainfall if is fairly barren. The beaches around the island are beautiful and offer superb diving and snorkelling opportunities. Shimmering salt pans abound and there are around 200 bird species including a red-pink flamingo colony.
Bonaire is hot throughout the year but cooled by trade winds. The main rainy season is from October to December and it is lucky enough to lie outside the Caribbean ‘hurricane belt’.
Facts and Figures
|Capital||Kralendijk (population -3,061)|
|Language||Official languages are Dutch and Papiamentu|
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