September 24, 2023

Things to do on Bonaire (Podcast) - Amateur Traveler

Listen about issues to do at the Island of Bonaire because the Novice Traveler talks to Eric Gietman, proprietor of the Cadushy Distillery, about his followed house of Bonaire.

Eric says, “Should you truly like nature and pleasant other folks and also you’re searching for a protected vacation spot the place you’ll simply force round and discover the island, Bonaire is unquestionably a just right vacation spot to talk over with. That’s why we fell in love with the island. The individuals are so pleasant, are so open. The island is protected. And so you’ll discover the island by yourself. You hire a automobile and simply force round, and you’re going to prevent someplace with a snack and feature a drink and chat with the locals.”

“After which the panorama it’s a rugged nature. We name Bonaire the cactus capital of the Caribbean as a result of we now have such a lot of cactuses at the island, almost certainly greater than every other island within the Caribbean. That makes a truly other vacation spot. A large number of other folks talk over with Bonaire for the primary time, after which once they go back, they are saying it seems like coming house. Whilst you arrive on Bonaire, there’s tranquility at the island this is truly tough to seize, nevertheless it’s truly particular, and numerous other folks get stung by means of that Bonairian virus.”

Bonaire is well known for its water sports activities like windsurfing, package browsing, snorkeling, and naturally, scuba. The folks of Bonaire has been protective the reef round Bonaire for many years. We discuss nice puts to revel in those actions, however we additionally take a look at lesser-known issues to do on Bonaire.

Eric begins us with a force to the southern finish of the island, the place we can to find the salt works, huge salt apartments, and the salt pier, the place boats come to move the salt. When there isn’t a ship on the salt pier, this is a standard spot for snorkeling and shallow-water diving. You’ll be able to additionally to find huge numbers of flamingos in a sanctuary close to the southern tip of the island.

As you return round to the southeastern a part of the island, you will have the huge shallow lagoon of Lac Bay. That is the place you’re going to to find the windsurfers playing the common tradewinds that the island sees. You’ll be able to additionally to find a few the most productive seaside bars at the island at Lac Cai. Simply north of the lagoon are mangrove swamps that you’ll excursion by means of kayak.

Should you head north as a substitute from the capital town of Kralendijk (aka Playa) you’ll take the vacationer highway previous dive websites like 1000 steps to the pretty Goto Lake. The northern a part of the island is Washington-Slagbaai Nationwide Park which is understood for its many cacti. Right here you’ll hike Mount Brandaris, which is the excessive level of the island.

Don’t disregard to forestall within the oldest town at the island, which is Rincon. It used to be based by means of the Spanish. When you are there, prevent by means of Eric’s distillery to peer what he can do with a cactus. 

At the rugged jap shore of the island, you’ll pass landsailing, play golfing on a route that has no grass however quite a lot of cacti, or discover one of the caves at the island with a guided excursion.

For the most productive seaside at the island, Eric recommends… going off the island to the tiny island of Klein Bonaire. You’ll be able to get there and again on a water taxi from Playa.

In 2022, the Global Meals Go back and forth Affiliation qualified Bonaire as a Culinary Capital so take a little time to discover the native meals scene. You’ll be able to take a look at the iguana or assist cull the native invasive species of lionfish or goats. From its meals vans to its high-end eating places to its seaside bars, there’s informal relaxing eating.

Benefit from the locals (even the wild donkeys). Benefit from the gorgeous water and seashores. Plot your go back to this island paradise.



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Display Notes

The Cadushy Distillery
The Salt Pyramids of Bonaire
Salt Pier
21 Footage of Salt Pier: The Maximum Magical of Bonaire Diving – Angie Away
Listing of lighthouses in Bonaire
Lac Bay (Kralendijk)
Lac Cai
Mangrove Data Heart
Pekelmeer Flamingo Sanctuary
Yellow-shouldered amazon parrot
1000 Steps
Rincon, Bonaire
Bonaire Landsailing Adventures
Washington Slagbaai Nationwide Park
Bonaire Golfing
Joe’s Eating place
Brass Boer
Cactus Blue Meals truck
West Indian Cherry
Karpata Dive Website
Highway Runners
Klein Bonaire
Sebastian’s at the Seashore
Jibe Town
Mount Brandaris
Outside Bonaire
Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire


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