This small, arid boomerang of an island is a divers' paradise. Bonaire has some of the best diving in the region, most of it within the Marine Park encircling its shore.
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This resort on the west coast offers spacious tropically inspired oceanfront and garden accommodations.
Bonaire MuseumSlightly out from the town center, this museum is in an 1885 house filled with folklore displays. Look for the detailed paintings of local mythology by Winifred Dania.
Washington-Slagbaai National ParkCovering the northwest portion of the island and comprising almost 20% of the land, Washington-Slagbaai National Park is a great place to explore. Roads are rough and all-but-impassable after a rain, but are well worth the effort. The terrain is mostly tropical desert, and there is a proliferation of cacti and birds. Entrance is about 5km (3mi) from Rincon.
Cadushy of BonaireSee all the cactus growing on Bonaire? Here you can drink it. Eric and Jolande Gietman moved here to make their exotic liquor, Cadushy. The cloudy green stuff is rather alluring and you can sit, sample and let them tell you all about Rincon’s history.
Bonaire's biggest party is Carnival, which features music, dancing and celebrations of the harvest from late February to early March. You can 'jump-up' on National Day, when most of the action happens in Rincon. The week-long October International Sailing Regatta brings a fleet of racers to the bay off Kralendijk. In November, slip on your speedos for the Bonaire Eco-Swim, a 5km (3mi), 10km (6mi) or 1500m (metric mile) challenge in sea conditions practically guaranteed to be perfect.
Public Holidays: 1 January - New Year's Day, Easter Holidays - Good Friday, Eastern Sunday, Easter Monday Sixth Thursday after Easter - Ascension Day, 30 April - Queen's Birthday, 1 May - Labor Day, 6 September - Bonaire Day, 25 December - Christmas Day, 26 December - Boxing Day
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