Bonaire National Marine Park

Bonaire National Marine Park

Bonaire National Marine Park
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Popular area that boasts countless dive sites, many reachable from shore, and more than 70 sites with boat moorings.
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Melinda G
Knoxville, TN5 contributions
Worth the drive. Take time to stop and enjoy the views. We did the drive in a sedan. Tricky at times, just take it slow and pullover to give others room to go around. Take plenty of water and snacks. NO place to buy anything once in the park.
Written 14 August 2022
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Larry E
Athens, GA33 contributions
We are divers since 1973, and have chosen Bonaire as our best go to (fourth trip here). The moorings protect the reef, and there is one boat per dive site, so the aquaculture is well protected.
Written 12 July 2022
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michelewelker
Pennsylvania844 contributions
We drove around here for the day. There are things to see everywhere. From flowers to giant cacti, donkeys, and birds. The beaches are beautiful and water is clear and blue.
Written 10 July 2022
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Todd L
6 contributions
Great way to spend the day. Not much to do on the island but dive. National park is a great way to enjoy the scenery. We did the long rout which is what I would suggest. Road is very rough in some areas that a car would not do.
Written 27 June 2022
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Molly
5 contributions
My family loved visiting Bonaire's national park. Highly recommend! We drove the loop and snorkeled at Wayaka II and picnicked at the old harbor.
Written 24 April 2022
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Ann K
7 contributions
Family
If you get tired of the beach (I don't know how anyone could but) this is a cool hike. You will see many different cactus (through what we called the cactus forest) then you will go through the desert (wild donkeys and goats) then you make it to the rocky coast (make sure you have sneakers or hiking sandals) with the blowhole until you circle back around to the beginning.
Written 23 March 2022
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alvin p
Denver, CO105 contributions
Couples
We thought we could visit once, but returned again the next day because there is much to see and do in the park! We took the long route to go check out the farthest northernmost dive sites in the park and had to make stops along the way to appreciate the beauty of the lamdscape and coastal vistas. Time management is key because you have to exit the park before sunset. While we were able to do the long loop and get several dives in the first day, we came back the second day to hike the tallest peak in Bonaire for a fabulous 360 vista of the island! It is only a little under 800' ASL. Bring plenty of water and food to enjoy picnicking on the beach. We also visited the small museum at the entry to learn about some Bonaire history and info on the parks Flora and Fauna. Park opens at 8 AM and should start early if you plan to do multiple activities here.
Written 7 March 2022
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Daniel J
Isle of Wight, UK39 contributions
Couples
The park is all around the island and you must pay a fee to snorkel the waters there, a slightly larger fee if you wish to dive them. What they have done in bonaire is amazing and worth every penny plus more. There is so much life to see when you sleep in the water, a real eye opener to other tropical tourist islands with fished out and destroyed coral.
Written 2 February 2022
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Nashvillecleanfreak
Manila, Philippines114 contributions
What makes this island stand out is that the locals are serious about preserving the reefs. There are some that are kind of dead. But, many, many that are not and quite colorful to see. As scuba divers, the reefs were wonderful and provided so much food a hugely wide variety of fish, starfish, turtles, etc. The fish were quite friendly and swam straight up to our masks and studied us just as we would them. And, sometimes the schools of fish numbered in the 100s. The wildlife was more like the Galapagos than anywhere else we've been - they don't seem to have a fear of people while they are not tamed and not fed by humans. For snorkeling, the water is so amazingly clear everywhere that it's a delight and plenty of fish to see as well. Easily my favorite place in the Caribbean and Central America for scuba diving. Skip the other islands and spend some quality time here.
Written 19 January 2022
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M. K
12 contributions
Good fun for a day away from the hussle bussle of the island.
Come with a good car, 4x4 or something similar.
Take your swimwear and no valubles.
Written 5 December 2021
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