With its desert landscape, Bonaire can appear lifeless at times, but there are creatures of all shapes and sizes inhabiting this island. Spot them if you can.

Bonaire National Marine Park The vibrancy of the reef is a remarkable contrast to the colorless landscape.

Sea Turtle Conservation Bonaire Be on the lookout for new turtle nests and monitor existing ones.

Echo Parrot Sanctuary Home to the endangered Yellow-shouldered Amazon parrot (and countless other feathered friends).

Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire They are not quite wildlife, but show some love to these gentle beasts.

South End Flamingos often flock in the salt pans, showing their pinks.

History & Culture

Get a glimpse of the island's checkered history and rich local culture.

Terramar Museum A small but spiffy museum, focusing on the history of the island and the region.

Mangazina di Rei This former storehouse is now a small museum about the island's economy and culture.

Slave Huts A startling reminder of the ugly past.

Washington-Slagbaai National Park See the remains of an aloe plantation and goat ranch.

Outdoor Adventure

Just in case you don't want to spend all of your time under the water, there is plenty of adventure on dry land, too.

Washington-Slagbaai National Park Swimming beaches and hiking trails where you won't see another soul.

Bike Rental Delivery Get a mountain bike and explore miles of off-road biking trails.

Horse Ranch Bonaire Run free through forest and beach (no guarantee that you won't get wet).

Outdoor Bonaire Get your kicks rock climbing, kayaking or exploring the island's awesome networks of caves.

Adventurous Eating & Drinking

Here are some places to sample the more exotic of the island's flavors.

Cadushy Distillery A local liqueur made from the prickliest plant.

Le-Ma-Se This snack shack specialty is a delectable pumpkin soup.

Maiky Snack Take a walk on the wild side and sample the goat goodness.

Posada Para Mira Hearty local favorites, made from iguana, goat and everything in between.