Slave Huts


Along the coast you will see the legacy of a vile chapter in Bonaire’s past. The dwarf-size stone huts were built in the mid-19th century as residences for the enslaved people who worked in the salt mines. The slaves' permanent homes (and families) were in Rincon, so every Friday afternoon they would take a 10-hour hike to the other end of the island to spend a day at home, returning on Sunday to their arduous work.

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