bonaire, an island municipality of the netherlands, lies off venezuela's coast in the southern caribbean. its reef-lined coast is protected by bonaire national marine park. beyond its rich marine life, the island shelters lizards, donkeys and birds within its immense washington slagbaai national park, marked by beaches, lagoons, caverns and desert-like hills.

bonaire national marine park

dive, reefs

mangroves center

kayaking, reefs

lac bay


donkey sanctuary bonaire

donkey shelter

klein bonaire


bari reef

reef, fish

cadushy distillery

small distillery

jibe city


hilma hooker

wreck, reef

slave huts

19th century

washington slagbaai national park

nature reserve

salt pier

reef, dive

goto meer

lagoon, flamingos

boca slagbaai

dive site

salt flats

salt, views

flamingo sanctuary

flamingo, lake

mangazina di rei cultural park

cultural center

bachelor's beach

swim, snorkeling

fort oranje

small bastian

machaca reef

dive site

mount brandaris

hill, view

funchi beach

dive, fish