Looking for some place to go and relax. Take a good look at Bonaire.

Looking for some place to go and relax. Take a good look at Bonaire. Bonaire is only about a short 5 1/2 hr flight from Miami.
 
Bon Bini na Boneiru! Welcome to Bonaire! The island lies 30 miles from Curacao, 50 miles north of Venezuela, 86 miles east of Aruba, outside of the Caribbean hurricane belt. Bonaire, 24 miles long by 3-7 miles wide (112 square miles), has NO traffic lights!

Visitors enjoy a temperate climate. Average yearly temperature is 82°F (27.8°C); water 80°F (26.7°C); rainfall 22 inches; humidity 76%, sunny all year round. Just north of the equator, Bonaire always enjoys the advantage of daylight for 12 hours.

Bonaire has earned a reputation for being one of the most environmentally conscious islands in the Caribbean! A leader in sustainable tourism, Bonaire believes in growth while maintaining nature and culture. Extensive areas of rural land are protected by law.

Bonaire, easily accessible for Europe, So. America and the US, is a Caribbean crossroad for fun and sun.

Look into the faces of Bonaire and see a kaleidoscope of history. Bonaire’s first inhabitants were Caiquetios, a branch of Arawak Indians from Venezuela, believed to have arrived around 1300 BC.

In 1499, (possibly September 6th) Alonso de Ojeda and Amerigo Vespucci arrived in Bonaire and claimed Bonaire for the Spaniards. By 1636, after having been to Bonaire before, the Dutch took possession of the Island. A plaque in Wilhelmina Park honors Mr. van Walbeeck the Island’s first Dutch Commander. In the late 1600’s, African slaves were brought to work on the Island.

During the period of 1799 -1816, sometimes referred to as the “time of confusion” the Island was occupied off and on by various countries and individuals. This was due to changing European politics, which in turn affected the Caribbean Islands. In 1816, Bonaire returned back to the Dutch.

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One Response to “Looking for some place to go and relax. Take a good look at Bonaire.”

  1. Jason Says:

    This looks like a wonderful place to vacation. Looks like lots of fun.

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