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

stone_houseMangazina 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 2:00 or 3:00 PM.  The tours offer a fascinating way to immerse one’s self in Bonaire’s local culture.  Entry is $19.00 per person for adults, and children under 13 are $3.00.  All proceeds from the tours are directly utilized in the Mangazina’s educational projects.

A visit to their Rincon Exhibit is a wonderful way to get an overview of the rich heritage of Rincon, the oldest settlement on Bonaire.  This exhibit also provides a wealth of information on the indigenous flora and fauna as well as some of the more interesting sights in the Rincon area.  The entry fee for the exhibit is $10.00 per person, and it’s open Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

The Mangazina hosts a monthly cultural market which is a fusion of old and new, with local arts and crafts, plants and vegetables, and local food and music.  Check the Calendar of Events for the next market.

Of course, those that just want to let nature provide a rest-stop to the hustle and bustle of every-day life are free to wander the grounds of the park at no charge.  (Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.)

Mangazina di Rei has a wonderful collection of the types of traditional homes and other structures utilized by Bonaire’s early inhabitants.  (Source:  Mangazina di Rei)