Activities on Bonaire
For over twenty-five years, Bonaire has led the Caribbean in the conservation of its marine resources. Since 1979, all the waters off the island's coast have been declared a marine park, which has led us to the enviable position of being ranked as one of the finest scuba diving and snorkeling destinations in the world.
Try windsurfing, take a distillery tour,
or enjoy birdwatching
Visitors to Bonaire will soon find that not all the activities are confined to just under or in the sea. We have many more water-related activities that are being discovered by today's active traveler. As a windsurfing location, the island is becoming well known for our steady tradewinds and protected areas with onshore winds. Our other water sports include both ocean and sea kayaking as well as sailing.
Other topside activities that are being enjoyed by visitors are cycling and nature tours through the "kunuku" or outback. Or, take to the wind with kiteboarding, or see a part of Bonaire rarely seen as you ride horseback on some of the island's back trails.
Bird watching has always been a rewarding past time here. More and more visitors are enjoying the thrill of catching glimpses of some of our almost two hundred species of birds including our signature bird, the pink flamingo.
A trip to the Washington/Slagbaai National Park will present visitors with starkly beautiful vistas filled with many varieties of cacti, divi-divi trees, unbelievable landscapes and our wildlife, including semi-tame iguanas.
After leaving the park, or after a long day diving up north, nothing beats a stop at the Cadushy Distillery in Rincon. Not only can one taste-test the various liqueurs or spirits, but it's entertaining to stop and take a tour as well, and learn the ins-and-outs of how these fine products are made using locally available ingredients.
As you browse our pages we are sure you will find what you are looking for in the way of a destination. Above all, Bonaire is one place that takes seriously its responsibility to the environment and has pledged to keep that trust.