Bonaire Sightseeing and Tourist Attractions
One of the best ways of getting an overview of Bonaire is to take a guided tour with one of the island’s professional companies. There a number of them on Bonaire that can handle large groups and individually personalized tours as well. The island, while small, offers quite a diverse choice of scenery and topography. The tour to the north has more foliage and gentle hills, while the south resembles more of a moonscape, with flat vistas reaching the sea and huge man-made mountains of salt visible from nearly anywhere on the island.
Getting Around Bonaire
After your initial guided excursion, you will probably want to return to one or two of the spots you visited. Car, scooter or bike rentals are quite affordable and, since Bonaire is an island, it is almost impossible to get lost. There are lots of good maps available and there is new signage that helps to direct visitors.
Another option is the self-guided walking tour of downtown Kralendijk or Rincon. Rincon is the oldest village on Bonaire. Walking and bus tours from Soldachi Tours are available upon request. Additionally, now it’s easier than ever to get to know this historical region of Bonaire with the assistance of a new, self-guided tour booklet. The “Historical Walking Tour Around the Village of Rincon” publication is the perfect companion for those who wish to wander through the rich, cultural past of this town. The booklets are available for $5.00 each and can be purchased at several of Bonaire’s resorts, or at the Cadushy Distillery in Rincon. For those who prefer a guided tour, these are available each week on Friday afternoons at 3:00 PM. The fee is $5.00 as well, and it’s a great opportunity to meet the town’s charming local residents. The tour is available in either English or Dutch, and it begins at the Bonaire Heritage Center at the Cadushy Distillery on Plasa Cadushy. Reservations are required for the guided tour, so for those wishing to make a reservation, telephone 796-8769.
Whatever your choice for seeing the local sights, Bonaire has a wide variety of sights and experiences, which keep visitors coming back year after year.
Tour Companies on Bonaire
|Achie Tours & Transport||
|Bon Tuk Eco Tours||
|Bonaire Crystal Tours and Services||
|Bonaire Fun & Roll Tours (Segway)||
|Bonaire Guided Motorcycle Tours||
|Bonaire Tours & Vacations||
|Bonaire Sightseeing Flights||
|Bonaire Vista Tours||
|Rooi Lamoenchi Kunuku Park||
|Tuturutu Tours & Transport||
For information on dialing a Bonaire phone number from off-island, see the Telephone page.