Bonaire 2009


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 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 Mangrove (Avicennia germinans) roots


Bonaire lagoon


Common Whiptail (Cnemidophorus murinus murinus)


Common Whiptail




Dried-out salt lake