Places in Bonaire
North of Kralendijk
The road north along the coast is like a roller coaster, but in good shape. There are great vistas of the rocky seashore and frequent pullouts for the marked dive sites. About 5km north of Kralendijk the road becomes one way, north, so you are committed at this point. After another 5km you reach a T-junction. To the right is the direct road to Rincon.
Bonaire’s second town, Rincon, is rather sleepy and that may simply be because it’s old. Over 500 years ago Spaniards established a settlement here because a) it was fertile and b) it was hidden from passing pirates. Most of the residents are descended from slaves, who worked the farms and made the long trek to the salt flats in the south.
East of Kralendijk
The road from Kralendijk to Lac Bay is a highlight. Off the main road, a branch goes around the north side of the water. Close to the water there are dense mangroves and flocks of flamingos. It’s a popular ride for cyclists. The Mangrove Info & Kayak Center is right on the mangroves and offers various tours.