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Bonaire Travel Guide

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Courtesy of the Tourism Corporation Bonaire

On Bonaire, the main attractions lie beneath the water's surface. In other words, don't plan a trip to this island unless you want to get friendly with some of Bonaire's magnificent sea dwellers. The oft-overlooked sister island to Aruba and Curaçao, Bonaire is more famous for its impressive diving than its air of exclusivity. To travel to this "diver's paradise" (as the island's license plates boast) without exploring underwater ... continue»

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When to Visit Bonaire

The best time to visit Bonaire is from October to November, a brief opening during the island's low season when hotels reduce their room rates and the flood of cruise ship traffic temporarily subsides. If you're planning a winter getaway, keep in mind that December through April comprises the island's peak season, when the 80-degree weather yields packed hotels and higher prices. Bonaire's temperate climate and unique location, just north of the equator and safely outside the hurricane belt, poses little threat of tropical storms, no matter the season.

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Getting Around Bonaire

The best way to get around Bonaire is by car. Because Bonaire is so small, it's easy to drive the island's entire coastline in just a day. Renting your own set of wheels is also the easiest way to reach most diving spots. If you'd rather leave the island navigation up to drivers more familiar with the road, plan on using Bonaire's fixed-rate taxis. Taxis can easily take you from Bonaire International Airport (BON)—a five-minute drive to Kralendijk—to anywhere on the island. You can also rent a mountain bike if you're planning to spend most of your time within a few miles of your hotel.

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