Bonaire is located in the south of the Caribbean at 12 degrees north of the equator, far beyond the range of hurricanes. As the newest Dutch municipality it is the home of about 15,000 people and almost as many flamingos.
Bonairians are known as the friendliest people in the Caribbean. Most Bonairians are of African descent, with Dutch and Portuguese influences. The English language is spoken by almost everyone.
The average temperature at Bonaire is about 28 degrees and the sun shines almost every day. The heat is well tolerated because there is almost always a cooling east wind blowing.
Wild goats and donkeys walk around freely around looking for edible greenery. Noisy green parrots fly back and forth and sit on top of the cacti. On the ground are large iguanas and small lizards to be seen.
Bonaire’s odd landscapes stand in stark contrast with its spectacular underwater world, full of colorful corals and exotic fish. By strict management of the underwater park, Bonaire has become a favorite destination for divers and snorkelers. The constant wind makes Bonaire an ideal destination for surfers, kiteboarders and sailors.
Tourism and salt mining are the pillars of the Bonairian economy. To the north is a small storage terminal for petroleum. Supermarkets and other stores are sufficiently present and usually at a short distance from the hotels.
Dining in one of the many good restaurants on Bonaire is a culinary experience. There is a wide choice of different international cuisines or of course the excellent Bonairian cuisine. The prices are pleasant. Easy clothing is enough for Bonaire nightlife. There are several bars, terraces and even a casino. Every day there is live music.
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