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Welcome to the official Bonaire Website
 

Bon Bini na Boneiru! Welcome to Bonaire! The island lies 30 miles from Curacao, 50 miles north of Venezuela, 86 miles east of Aruba, outside of the Caribbean hurricane belt. Bonaire, 24 miles long by 3-7 miles wide (112 square miles), has NO traffic lights!

Visitors enjoy a temperate climate. Average yearly temperature is 82°F (27.8°C); water 80°F (26.7°C); rainfall 22 inches; humidity 76%, sunny all year round. Just north of the equator, Bonaire always enjoys the advantage of daylight for 12 hours.

Bonaire has earned a reputation for being one of the most environmentally conscious islands in the Caribbean! A leader in sustainable tourism, Bonaire believes in growth while maintaining nature and culture. Extensive areas of rural land are protected by law.

Bonaire, easily accessible for Europe, So. America and the US, is a Caribbean crossroad for fun and sun.

History

Look into the faces of Bonaire and see a kaleidoscope of history. Bonaire’s first inhabitants were Caiquetios, a branch of Arawak Indians from Venezuela, believed to have arrived around...

Language & Culture

There are four languages spoken on Bonaire today.  While Dutch is the official one used in government and legal transactions, Papiamentu is used in daily exchanges and has wide...

Tradition & Cuisine

Being very resourceful, the people of Bonaire have combined their different ethnic backgrounds to produce a truly unique dance style.  The rhythms are reminiscent of African drum beats yet...

Government

The Kingdom of the Netherlands: new constitutional structure New constitutional structure The Kingdom of the Netherlands has recently undergone a process of constitutional reform,...

National Symbols

  Bonaire is part of the BES which forms part of the Dutch Caribbean. Altough Bonaire is part of one country it still holds its own flag which can be seen on the right. The yellow...

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Kaminda di Arte

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