Top 10 Things to do in Bonaire
Bonaire is most famous for being one of the world’s top diving destinations. With its water’s high visibility and vast, abundant marine life, this Caribbean island has earned a reputation for being a diver’s paradise. However, Bonaire offers much more than just diving. Check out our list of awesome activities and sights to see on this beautiful island.
Explore the Dry Forest
More than just marine life, Bonaire is also home to various reptiles, amphibians, and birds. The Echo Conservation Center is a great way to get a glimpse of these creatures via a guided tour. This non-profit organization has been responsible for rehabilitating and releasing over 50 birds so far. This is a great experience for nature lovers and animal enthusiasts who wish to participate in this team’s great cause.
Taste Cactus Liqueur
Made from cadushi cacti, lime, and sorghum, this alcoholic treat is a one of a kind addition to the classic sweet cocktail. Created by the Cadushy Distillery, this is one of the most interesting ways that the Cadushi cactus, one of Bonaire’s biggest natural resources has been put to use. The Delfins Beach Resort bar offers delicious Cadushi liqueur cocktails, be sure to ask our bartenders about it!
Visit the Salt Pyramids
They look like something out of a surreal movie and definitely not something you see every day. The stunning salt pyramids of Bonaire lay on pink water making it great for beautiful photo opportunities.
See the Flamingos
The best places to spot pink flamingos in Bonaire are in Goto Lake to the north of the island and Pink Beach. These amazing creatures are protected by the local government, and they are definitely a sight to behold.
Bonaire has perfect conditions for windsurfing. If you’re interested in a water activity that doesn’t involve going underneath the ocean, this island is a perfect place to learn how to surf. Delfins Beach Resort offers a Kite & Stay and a Dive, Surf & Stay Package. Depending on which package you choose, the program includes a 7-night stay at Delfins and private diving, kitesurfing or windsurfing lessons.
Visit the Donkey Sanctuary
This sanctuary is a safe and protected area for over 400 orphaned donkeys. These friendly mammals are highly endearing and the Donkey Sanctuary gives you a chance to interact, feed, and play with them.
1,000 Steps Beach
One of the most popular sites on the island, this beach doesn’t actually have 1,000 steps to go through before you reach the water. The moniker applies to those who climb back up the stairs carrying all their scuba gear thus it feels like 1,000 steps. An amazing spot for pristine waters and breathtaking corals, definitely a must visit on Bonaire.
Horseback Riding in the Desert
Horse Ranch Bonaire offers horseback riding lessons through a stunning trail along Bonaire’s countryside. You and your horse can ride up to the secluded lagoon and go for a dip to escape the heat and enjoy this amazing experience.
Shopping at Kralendijk
This charming spot is lined with colorful shops and restaurants. The perfect spot for you to enjoy shopping for souvenirs for your loved ones back home to enjoy.
Bonaire has something to offer for everyone. Whether you’re a luxury traveler or a backpacker simply passing through, you won’t run out of things to do and places to explore on this amazing tropical paradise.