Bonaire

Bonaire Overview

An unspoilt jewel in the Caribbean, the island of Bonaire is one of three islands (Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao), which belong to the Netherlands Antilles. Located about 75 kilometres to the north of the Venezuelan coast, Bonaire is the second-largest island, at 38km long and at its widest point, 11km wide

Bonaire, while not highly developed for tourism offers a number of activities, from hiking and sightseeing in the enormous Washington-Slagbaai National Park, at the northwestern end of the island, to snorkeling, scuba diving from one of its many beaches or you may just want to hang out. Birdlife on the island is prolific with around 170 different species of birds including a large population of flamingos.

CLIMATE

Bonaire has a tropical climate throughout the year, but tempered by cooling trade winds. The average temperature is 82°F (28°C) and the average rainfall is 20 inches per year.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

CAPITAL: Kralendijk
POPULATION: 13,000
LANGUAGE: Dutch
CURRENCY: Netherlands Antillian Guilder
ELECTRIC CURRENT: 110/130V, 50Hz. To power any electrical item an international adapter or either a two or three pin plug is required.
COUNTRY CODE: BO
COUNTRY DIALLING CODE: +5997
TIME ZONE: GMT/UTC -4