Category Archives: History

Mangazina di Rei Re-Opens After Renovations, Launches New Culture Discovery Tours

Mangazina di Rei, an open-air museum located in one of Bonaire’s oldest structures, has recently re-opened after renovations, and they have announced a new schedule of activities and tours. Mangazina di Rei hosts Culture Discovery Tours are available Monday through Friday at either 9:00, 10:00, or 11:00 AM or

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CIEE Offers Opportunity to Learn About Bonaire’s Seafaring Past

In olden days, many men on Bonaire supported their families by taking to the sea.  In fact, Bonaire seamen were duly noted for their abilities to handle boats in any type of conditions.  Components of Bonaire’s flag recognize its men’s abilities on the seas of the world as there is

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Bonaire Designates 15 New Official Monuments on Monument Day

Although many of Bonaire’s visitors come for the island’s well known watersports, there is a history to the island as well, which is often overlooked.  In recent years, the Bonaire Monument Foundation has held an annual event each September, Monument Day, during which many of Bonaire’s historic buildings

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Bonaire’s Monument Day is Sunday, September 27, 2015

In connection with Bonaire’s annual Monument Day, this Sunday, September 27, 2015, the island government and the Bonaire Monuments Foundation will jointly organize an event. This year’s program will consist of the opening of a number of monuments in the historical inner parts of Kralendijk.  The tour begins

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