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Culture of Bonaire. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Not without reason, Bonaire is considered one of the best centers of water sports in the world. Not so many people know that there are a lot of important historical attractions, the acquaintance with which may turn into an unforgettable adventure. The capital of the island is the picturesque port city of Kralendijk. There are most of the entertainment venues.
In the heart of the Caribbean Sea, there is picturesque Bonaire Island. Your vacation here is a really good idea. Spending your holidays with the whole family here is a double pleasure, as … Open
In the city, there is also one of the main symbols of the island, famous Fort Orange. Nowadays, it is a place where the port office is located. Near the fort, you can see a beautiful stone lighthouse. You should certainly visit the Bonaire Museum in the territory of the port area. It is dedicated to the history and culture of the island. Its collection includes hundreds of unique exhibits.
The oldest town on the island is Rincon. It was founded by Spanish colonizers at the beginning of the 16th century. Today, you can see beautiful old constructions in the traditional Dutch style in the town. The town has an inimitable atmosphere of the past. Walking across its winding streets may turn into an interesting excursion and really impress you. Remarkably, there is only one telephone box and only one gas station in Rincon. They are quite interesting too. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
In total, there are over 60 big gastronomic places on the island. Most of them are located in Kralendijk. One of the best restaurants is At Sea. Its name really describes its main feature. … Open
There is wonderful small Klein Bonaire Island not far from the western coast. It is also one of the local attractions. Slaves lived here several centuries ago. Their dilapidated huts remind the travelers of that period. The island had been in private ownership for a long time. It started welcoming tourists only in 1999. Besides old huts, the island attracts with its unique nature. This is a real paradise that has not been affected by the modern civilization.
In addition to interesting historical sites, Bonaire is distinguished by a lot of unique nature attractions that will certainly delight fans of ecotourism. There are mysterious caves, grottoes, and the National Washington Slagbaai Park. There are many interesting excursion routes in its territory.
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Unique spots in Bonaire and near

Pink Beach

From the series “The Hidden and Hard-To-Reach Beautiful Beaches”
In the south of Bonaire Island, which belongs to the Netherlands Antilles, is the wonderful Pink Beach. This stretch of coast with the extension of about 1.5 km is covered by the incredibly beautiful soft sand of the light pink color. The splendor and natural beauty of the beach is due to the nearby coral reef, whose tiny particles give the pink color of the coast. The water on the beach is also incredibly beautiful and looks bright blue in good weather. … Read further

Iconic cultural sights of Netherlands Antilles

The capital of the state, Willemstad, is located on the island of Curaçao. It is the largest and most attractive city of the Antilles. Here, you can always have a good time and explore the local attractions. This city literally reflects the diversity of nationalities that lived here before. The Netherlands had the main influence on the architecture. However, there are other architectural monuments. For example, the old Jewish district of Charlo, which houses one of the oldest synagogues in the entire western hemisphere. It is more than three hundred years old and still functions. Besides an amazing capital, there are many other places on Curacao. A spacious garden with a huge number of butterflies, a large ostrich farm, a factory that makes one of the most delicious liqueurs of the entire Caribbean Sea, a marine aquarium and many other places will allow you to get a lot of emotions. … Open
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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Bonaire

Culture guide to Bonaire. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Bonaire: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Bonaire. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info!
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