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Frequently Asked Questions

Before coming to Bonaire

Bonaire is part of the Dutch Caribbean, located outside of the hurricane belt, 30 miles east of Curacao, 86 miles east of Aruba.

Citizens from most countries do not need a visa to enter Bonaire. For the list of countries that are required to have a visa to enter click here.

No, to visit Bonaire you don’t need to fill out an ED-Card.

The currency on Bonaire is the US Dollar.

To visit Bonaire a valid passport is needed and this has to be valid during your stay on the island.

You do not need any type of vaccination to visit Bonaire.

You can download our online brochure in English by clicking here, if you want it in Spanish/Portuguese click here and for our Dutch brochure click here. If you prefer our hard copy brochure please send us an email at info@tourismbonaire.com.

Planning

You can click here to see how to get to Bonaire.

Bonaire is dry most of the year, which makes it a great place to visit year round.

Bonaire is located well outside the hurricane belt, Bonaire is dry most of the year with the wettest months being October, November and December.

You can travel between the islands with the following airlines: Divi Divi Air, Insel Air and Aruba Airlines. There is no ferry services between the islands.

Yes, you can. The requirements to bring your dog is to have his health certificate that is not older than 7 days before your travel date. Also he has to be vaccinated against rabies, this must be done by the latest 1 month before traveling and a proof of the microchip (usually this is attached in the vaccination book).

Yes, this is possible. For more information click here.

Where to stay

For a list of the accommodation options, we would recommend you to visit our ‘Where to stay’ tab.

Please check our Vacation Deals page for more information.

Getting around

You can get an island map at the Tourism Office and also most hotels and dive shops offer this.

A valid driving license is needed to be able to drive on the island. People drive on the right hand side, and on crossings and roundabouts traffic coming from the right always have the right of way, unless road signs state otherwise. Bonaire has no traffic lights, so road signs must be followed.

Explore Bonaire

You do not need a license to fish, spear fishing is not allowed.

There are areas that you may not fish. You can find these on the STINAPA website. If you have any other questions regarding fishing you can contact STINAPA as well.

Pick-ups, vans, jeeps and vehicles with high ground clearance are suggested during the rainy season. A 4x4 vehicle is not required.

Bonaire Marine's Park offers a total of 86 dive sites. Many of the dive sites have access by boat or shore. From the shore, dive sites are marked with names on yellow stones. Please note that all users of the Bonaire National Marine Park must pay a Nature fee as admission. Take a look at the Top 20 Dive sites.

For a list of the events taking place on the island, check our Calendar of Events. Keep in mind we update it regularly, so please check back often.

You can use a drone, but this is prohibited in the Washington National Park, the south side of the island and at Goto Lake.