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.
The Visitor Entry Tax is a replacement of what was formerly known as the island’s ‘room tax’ and rental ‘car tax’. Non-residents 13 years and older are required to pay the Visitor Entry Tax of USD 75 per person per visit. Non-residents 12 years and under, and residents of the former Netherlands Antilles are required to pay the Visitor Entry Tax of USD 10 per person per visit.
You do not need any type of vaccination to visit Bonaire.
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.
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.
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.
You do not need a license to fish, spear fishing is not allowed.
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.
No this is NOT allowed on the island.