City Tour,Local Sightseeing,All
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Approximately 3½ Hours
Meals not included
Along Bonaire's northern coastline, legendary blue waters and stunning landscapes form a breathtaking scene. Fossils embedded in limestone are clear evidence of the island rising from the sea. The rustic landscape is packed full of giant candelabra cacti, divi divi trees and many birds and wildlife.
You will pass Goto Lake -- a natural saltwater lake that is a feeding ground for the flamingos -- and follow narrow, tree-lined country lanes to a well where animals drink.
Arriving in Rincon village, you will hear ancient tales of this village built by Spanish explorers in the 14th century. Stop at Washington Slagbaai National Park to see a full-scale juvenile whale skeleton. The Visitor Center offers insights into the natural history, with an open-air exhibit for a peek into Bonaire's heritage. Sit on the large, covered terrace, listen to the birds, and watch the lizards and iguanas.
Head south to the salt pans and protected flamingo nesting grounds. Learn how slaves once mined salt here in the 17th century and how salt is produced today on Bonaire.
At the famous Slave Huts, see and touch history as you visit the original huts used as shelters by the slaves. The backstory is crushing, but the color palate is one of unexpected beauty with the turquoise Caribbean Sea, the pink salt pans, snow-white salt mounds and clear blue skies.
Wear comfortable walking shoes.