National Park in North End

Washington-Slagbaai National Park

Washington-Slagbaai National Park

Comprising almost 20% of the island's area, this vast desert landscape is a fantastic place to explore on foot, by bike or by car (preferably 4WD). Stop at the visitor center, at the entrance, to pick up a map...

Museum in Rincon

Mangazina di Rei

Located about 1.5km east of Rincon, the second-oldest stone building on Bonaire used to be a storehouse. Every week, enslaved people made the arduous 10-hour journey from the salt pans in the south to this...

Caribbean in Rincon


There are two reasons to stop at this roadside shack in Rincon village: pumpkin soup and milkshakes, both made with an extra dose of love by owner Norman. This is what you want for lunch after you've spent a...

Distillery in Rincon

Cadushy Distillery

Cadushy Distillery

Drinking a cactus sounds like a prickly affair, but it's not as scary as it sounds. Pay a visit to this small-scale distillery to see how the prickly green plant is turned into the delicious 'Spirit of Bonaire'...

Caribbean in Rincon

Posada Para Mira

At this delightful place on Rincon's western outskirts you can sample local specialties such as sopi di yuana (iguana soup) and stoba di kabritu (goat stew), as well as dishes you may find more familiar. Para...

Bird Sanctuary in North End

Echo Parrot Sanctuary

Echo Parrot Sanctuary

Bonaire's most beloved bird is the yellow-throated Amazon parrot, but the loquacious lora (as she is locally known) is threatened with extinction: there are fewer than a thousand birds living on the island. Learn...

Caribbean in North End

Thirsty & Hungry

This quaint little restaurant opened in 2018 along the road to Washington-Slagbaai National Park, and is a fabulously homey spot for local specialties such as fresh lemon juice, salt fish and iguana soup. For...

Caribbean in Rincon

Rose Inn

At this long-standing place a genial mix of folks enjoy plate lunches of local fare (fish stew, goat, fried chicken) at mismatched tables scattered under trees. Service can be erratic, but that’s part of the...

Gardens in North End

Bonaire Botanical Garden

Everything you ever wanted to know (and more!) about organic gardening, permaculture and medicinal plants. Manuel Vargas' gardens are a delightful maze of lush greenery, flowing fountains and whimsical artwork....

Cultural in Rincon

Dia di Rincon

The island's traditional harvest festival, Simadan, culminates in Rincon Day. There's Mass and a flag-raising at the Catholic church, followed by eating, drinking, singing and dancing. The highlight is the...

Farm in North End

Aletta's Goat Farm

If you've ever wondered what it takes to operate an organic, solar-powered goat farm, here's your chance to find out. Aletta opens her barn to visitors so that they can feed and milk the goats. A 1½-hour tour...

Lagoon in North End


At the edge of Washington-Slagbaai National Park, this large inland saltwater lagoon attracts flocks of flamingos, especially during nesting season (January to June). You can't get close to these shy feathered...

Market in Rincon

Cultural Market

On the last Saturday of every month the Mangazina di Rei hosts a cultural market, which is popular among villagers for its live music and local food, including amazing fresh-baked bread.