Attractions

National Park in North End

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 vehicle (preferably a 4WD). Stop at the visitors center, at the entrance, to pick up a m…
Museum in Rincon

Mangazina di Rei

About 1.5km east of Rincon, the second-oldest stone building on Bonaire used to be the storehouse. Every week, the slaves made the arduous 10-hour journey from the salt pans in the south to this village in the north…
Bird Sanctuary in North End

Echo Parrot Sanctuary

Bonaire's most beloved bird is the Yellow-throated Amazon Parrot, but this loquacious lora (as he is locally known) is endangered with threat of extinction and there's less than a thousand birds living on Bonaire. L…
Distillery in Rincon

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 island distillery in Rincon village to see how the prickly green plant gets turned into the delicio…
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. 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 up her barn to visitors so they can feed and milk the goats. The 1½-hour tour ends w…
Lagoon in North End

Gotomeer

On 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 too close to these shy feathered …