- 3 to 3½ hour tour
- Includes a soda or bottled water
Bonaire Vista Tours will take you on a three hour tour of the North and South areas of Bonaire where most companies will only take you on a two hour tour for the same price. We want you to have the extra time to enjoy the hidden vistas of Bonaire. Ride in comfort in our fully air conditioned spacious 15 passenger van.
Private tour: $35 pp*
Tour during a cruise ship day: $35 pp*
When there is a cruise ship in port we don't do private tours unless for a big group. You can make a reservation and will be joined by others from the cruise ship.
Your journey begins in Kralendijk, the busy port of Bonaire. Translated into English, Kralendijk means embankment of coralstone and as we drive along the coast you will see what early explorers saw where the waves have washed all the coral on shore.
Going south, we will take in the sights of the impressive pink waters and massive piles of Bonaire’s pristine salt – some of the purest in the world - like no other in the Caribbean. Enjoy Bonaire's turquoise waters along the coast. We will make a stop at the historical slavehuts.
Heading north, the coastroad heads inland and an increase in elevation reveals Bonaire's scenic hills, cacti, trees and more. We will have a photo opportunity at the famed Gotomeer Lake with a possible sneak peak of the flamingos in the lake. In the village of Rincon it looks like time stood still. Throughout Bonaire’s elevated northern end, visitors can see a desert landscape reminiscent of the American southwest. Varying cacti species, including Candle and Prickley Pear, are present. Our last stop will be at Seru Largu which has the most beautifull vista over the island.
Salt FlatsSalt production has been a major industry on Bonaire for more than 350 years. Cargill Incorporated has been operating the salt production on Bonaire since 1997. These wonderful mountains of white salt crystals can be seen on the southern part of the island. Bonaire affectionately refers to them as the Bonairean Alps.
Slave HutsThese small buildings were used during the 1800's as small shelters for the slaves who toiled in the salt pans. They stand as a mute testimony to a painful time in the history of humankind and have been preserved as a reminder of that period.
Kralendijk The capitol of Bonaire is Kralendijk. Downtown mainstreet has great shops featuring local souvenirs and a mixture of delicious international restaurants. A quaint little town, Kralendijk is lined with delightfully painted pastel stucco houses, in pinks, oranges and lime green.
Gotomeer Lake/Flamingo SanctuaryThis inland lake is perhaps one of the most picturesque spots on Bonaire. Chances are, visitors to this spot will get a close-up view of Bonaire's shy signature bird, the pink flamingo. The northern route winds along the lake's southern shore.
Rincon is the oldest town of the Netherlands Antilles. It was founded in 1527 by the spanish. In this former slavetown it looks like time stands still.
Mangazina di Rei
di Rei is the second oldest stone building on Bonaire. It was originally used to
store provisions for the government slaves. The structure has been completely
restored and now features a museum and an open air museum of historic houses.
The Mangazina is an important part of the history of Rincon and her people.
Our highest point of the
tour at 404 feet is Seru
Largu (Long Hill). Many people get married at this beautiful landmark.
You will have a great view over the south and east of Bonaire and on a clear day even see Curacao!