Local Sightseeing, All
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Approximately 3½ hours
Bonaire is known for its pink flamingos, nature reserves and superb diving and snorkeling sites.
Today’s relaxing drive covers both the scenic and historic highlights. Your route carries you north along the coast, past many of the island’s fine vistas and dive sights.
Pass Lake Goto (Goto Meer) -- the island’s land-locked saltwater lagoon -- for a look at the long-legged pink flamingos that live here.
Continue your drive across the island, passing the freshwater well ‘Dos Pos’, and through the village of Rincon -- the oldest settlement in the ABC islands.
Visit an authentic local house and relax under a shady tree in the garden. Here you are invited to taste locally produced Cactus Liqueur.
Drive on to Seru Largu, located atop the mountain, and pause to take in the sweeping views over Kralendijk, Klein Bonaire and the southern part of the island.
As you make your way to the southern part of the island, stop for photos of the salt pans -- the color contrast between the blue Caribbean, pink salt pans and towering white mounds of dry salt are quite spectacular.
Your route also carries you past the white slave huts -- small shelters built for the slaves forced to labor in the salt ponds.
Wildlife sightings are likely but are not guaranteed.