Bonaire Vacation Home Rentals
East of Central America and north of Venezuela is the surprisingly arid island of Bonaire. What makes this Netherlands Antilles Island famous is the diving areas scattered about the shore. The tropical climate is tempered by a steady eastern trade wind that flows off the Atlantic Ocean leaving the island with a constant eighty degree Fahrenheit average temperature. Between the last week of October and the end of January the island has common nightly rains that clear up just after sunrise. The mostly flat island is broken up only by a few gentle hills topped with light vegetation. The main natural resources are the white sand beaches and the salt fields on the southern tip of the island where sea salt is coaxed from the ocean. The northern half of the island is a protected, arid, park area called Washington-Slagbaai National Park. Wild Iguanas and Flamingoes can be viewed here, along with old Slave shelters, Native Rock art, and the salt flats.
Among the things to do in Bonaire are scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing, windsurfing, kite boarding, sailing, sea kayaking, bird watching, and mountain biking. For shopping, dining, and urban pleasures there are three main settlements. Kralendijk is the capital city and has eleven named suburbs. Boven Bolivia is the second largest town, and Rincon is a village near Washington-Slaagabi National Park. Other neighborhoods are Antriol, Belnem, Hato, Lima, Nikiboko, Noord Salina, Republiek, Sabadeco, Sabana, and Tera Kora. Note that these are not named for anything other than finding your way around. There are limited shops on the island, and many places to eat.
Call ahead to make sure that the restaurant is open, as many of them have limited days or hours of operation.
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