“Diver Paradise” is embedded on the license plates of Bonaire Autos: Bonaire
keeps its promise to divers, the waters and seabed await in the protected marine
park that surrounds most of the
Bonaire is little known, but it is at
the forefront in the conservation of its natural heritage. Before being
discovered by snorkelers, the island economy could only count on its salt mines
and birders seeking out the pink flamingos that lived in Camargue. until now there are strict limits to the turistic expansion. But the show is great for the divers.
30 miles east fron
Curaçao, 86 east from
Aruba, 50 north
Venezuelan coast lays Bonaire, the second isle of the
The scenery is poor and flat, almost wholly infested by
cactus and divi-divi. Only the northern side is handled and hilly.
Bonaire surface is 290 kmq, 30 km. long and 5 /11 km.
Kralendijk is the capital, residents are 11.000. White
beaches, bright landscapes, pink floyd, emerald sea,
all inclosed in an amazing reef, one of the world's most
in 1979 was opened the marine park
the northern part of the isle is wholly occupied by the
Slagbaai National Park
Weather is hot-dry tropical,
sunny all year long, the average temperature is 27°c
alleviate by the north-east aliseo costant breeze.
Rainy season runs from october to december.
The isle is out of the hurricane's route and can be pleasantly visited all years