Visiting The Dutch Countryside

Travelblog about The Netherlands | Exploring The Netherlands beyond the crowds


View on the capital of Bonaire: Kralendijk. Historic colonial buildings in the back and clear blue water of the ocean in front.

Bonaire Island, located in the Dutch Caribbean, is a hidden gem waiting to be explored. While most people tend to visit its more known sister islands of Curaçao or Aruba, Bonaire is an absolute dream by itself. Known for its world-renowned diving spots, vibrant coral reefs, and crystal-clear waters, Bonaire offers a breathtaking experience for adventurers and nature enthusiasts alike.

With a strong commitment to preserving its natural resources, Bonaire has become a hub for eco-tourism and sustainable travel. Visitors can take part in a range of activities, from hiking in the Washington Slagbaai National Park to snorkeling in the Bonaire National Marine Park (which is the oldest marine reserve in the world – and absolutely stunning!). The island is also home to the famous Flamingo Sanctuary, where visitors can witness the iconic pink birds in their natural habitat. It is actually only one of the four places in the world where flamingos breed.

But Bonaire isn’t just for outdoor enthusiasts – although you will spend a lot of time outside. The island boasts a rich history and vibrant culture, with charming towns like Rincon and Kralendijk offering a glimpse into the island’s past. Visitors can explore local markets, sample the traditional delicious cuisine (trust me, you’ll keep wanting more), and experience the warm hospitality of the local people.

Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or a first-time visitor, Bonaire Island is the perfect destination for those looking for an authentic Caribbean experience. So why not escape to paradise and discover the magic of Bonaire for yourself?

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Beaches in Bonaire
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Things to do in Bonaire
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Where to stay in Bonaire
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Things to do in Kralendijk
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Best tours in Bonaire
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Travel Guide Bonaire
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Free things to do in Bonaire
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What to pack for Bonaire