Bonaire is a Caribbean experience unmatched in its distinct qualities. It’s an island paradise where sun, sea and seclusion are abundant. Imagine quiet beaches surrounded by craggy cliffs; stunning scenery of unusual plants and trees cooled by the constant trade winds. Where you can dive into the clearest water and most pristine reefs of the Caribbean. Bonaire offers solitude, excitement, nature and so much more. After reading this blog you will definitely want to start planning your next trip!
Nature That Is Unusual and Unforgettable
Take in the rugged beauty of Washington-Slagbaai National Park, home to interesting wildlife, natural and historical resources and several eco-systems. It is open daily for hiking, mountain biking, bird watching, picnics, swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving. Visit Pekelmeer and Gotomeer to observe the pink flamingo, one of the islands more famous inhabitants. Head to the top of the island at Seru Largu or climb up Brandaris for views that can stretch to nearby Curacao and Venezuela. Visit the shimmering waters of Lac Bay’s expansive mangrove lagoon. Or catch a water taxi to Klein Bonaire’s picture perfect beaches.
An Island of Ocean Sports and Adventures for Every Age and Skill Level
Bonaire is well known for its scuba diving, with over 90 sites offering challenges for all skill levels. Divers enjoy crystal clear water, allowing exploration of reefs, wrecks and marine life. Many of Bonaire’s dive and snorkel sites as well as windsurfing and other activities feature conditions ideal for beginners learning the sport as well as both the young and old. So you can bring the family and first timers. Bonaire is an ideal place to try kayaking, kiteboarding, mountain biking and more. For the hardcore enthusiasts, there are plenty of thrilling locations and challenges to make Bonaire a regular destination for immersion in your favorite passion.
Conservation Efforts That Create an Unspoiled Island
It’s no wonder the natural beauty of Bonaire is so unspoiled. Bonaire has been a leader in environmental conservation since the 1960’s, beginning with safeguarding the breeding grounds of its Caribbean flamingos along with the protection of nesting grounds for sea turtles. The creation of Washington-Slagbaai Park and the Bonaire Marine Park cemented its commitment to managing its environmental resources. The Bonaire Marine Park has spearheaded efforts that set standards in reef management and protection. The legacy has continued with restoration projects for coral and queen conch, reforestation initiatives and native parrot conservation.
“Bonaire is to conservation as Greenwich is to time.”
– Captain Don Stewart, pioneering marine conservationist
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