Bonaire 2009
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Diving, the main reason to visit Bonaire ?

 

 

Diving is the main reason for visiting Bonaire, no doubt about it. Bonaire is supposed to be one of the best diving destinations in the Caribbean, and every aspect of their tourism sector reflects this.

I travelled to Bonaire mainly to relax after visiting the Galápagos, spending a large week on the island. Although I snorkeled a lot and managed to do some diving, Bonaire is also a decent birding destination, especially in the Washington/Slagbaai National Park.

 

On the diving boat after a great dive !

 

Kralendijk downtown

 

Kralendijk harbor

 

Kralendijk arcade

 

Kralendijk fort

 

Kralendijk

 

Kralendijk seen from Klein Bonaire

 

Beach on Klein Bonaire

 

Washington-Slagbaai National Park

 

Cacti landscape

 

Washington-Slagbaai National Park

 

Washington-Slagbaai National Park

 

With the rental car in Washington-Slagbaai National Park

 

Washington-Slagbaai National Park

 

Bananaquit Coereba flaveola

 

Venezuela Troupial Icterus icterus

 

American Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber)

 

American Flamingo

 

Reddish Egret Egretta rufescens

 

Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis

 

Country-side windmill

 

Bonaire landscape

 

Tropical Mockingbird Mimulus gilvus

 

White-tipped Dove Leptotila verreauxi

 

Immature Crested Caracara Polyborus plancus

 

Adult Crested Caracara

 

Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes

 

Roseate Skimmer Orthemis ferruginea

 

Green Iguana (Iguana iguana)

 

Green Iguana

 

Black MangroveAvicennia germinans roots

 

Bonaire lagoon

 

Common Whiptail Cnemidophorus murinus murinus

 

Common Whiptail

 

Blowhole

 

Dried-out salt lake