Bonaire National Marine Park

Bonaire Marine Park is a large 6672 acre area of water, including coral reefs, sea grass, and mangroves. Heavily monitored, the wildlife is kept in as best condition as possible. This preservation means that it makes for a great dive site, abundant with natural sights.

With over 350 species of fish and 57 species of coral, divers will be thrilled to get in the waters and explore. Besides diving, visitors can explore the area by participating in a number of watersports activities. These include windsurfing, kayaking, paddleboarding, fishing, swimming, and more.

Location

Bonaire National Marine Park lies on the island of Bonaire, 1.2 miles south of downtown Kralendijk.

Nearby Restaurants

Hungry visitors can pick from several dining options near Bonaire National Marine Park. The most nearby eatery to Bonaire National Marine Park is At Sea, which has a menu full of Caribbean meals. The eatery is a small ways off, but out of the way enough that you may want to make arrangements for having some mode of transportation to visit there. Capriccio and The Ribs Factory offer additional dining options close-by. At The Ribs Factory you and your group should try out American meals and enjoy the culture of the Caribbean.

Nearby Attractions

Visitors that like wildlife reservations, and would like to see others, ought to think about Donkey Sanctuary Park and Washington-Slagbaai National Park; the first and closest of which is 1.3 miles to the southeast of this wildlife reservation. Other kinds of nearby activities include Fort Kostverloren, which is a mile away downtown Kralendijk. Also think about heading over to Spelonk Cave, which is another attraction in the vicinity.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't run out of ways to stay busy. The following table contains a list of attractions nearby.

Attractions Near Bonaire National Marine Park
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Fort Kostverloren Historic Site 1.0 mi. ( km) N Downtown Kralendijk
Spelonk Cave GeoFeature 7.3 mi. ( km) NE Bonaire
Spelonk Lighthouse Other Attraction 7.8 mi. ( km) NE Bonaire
Willemstoren Lighthouse Other Attraction 7.9 mi. ( km) SSE Bonaire

More Information

Policies

There is a strict 'no-anchoring' policy to preserve the park.

Cost

A one-year SCUBA pass costs $25. A single day pass is $10. If you would like to experience other activities on the water for an entire year, it costs $10.

Location: Kralendijk, Bonaire

Phone

Reservations: (599) 717-8444

Website

https://stinapabonaire.org/bonaire-national/

Email

info@stinapa.org

 

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