About windsurfing in Bonaire
Bonaire is a small island located just off the coast of Venezuela and part of the ABC islands: Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao. The capital and main commercial center of the island is Kralendijk. This is where most restaurants, bars, and shops are located. Specifically, there are only 19,000 inhabitants.
Bonaire has interesting nature. For example, the terrain of the island is rocky coral, thus it’s mostly flat and dry. However, the Washington Slaagbai National Park has hills, mountains and lakes surrounded by cacti and divi trees.
The animals, living on the island are not diverse, but they are fun to see. For example, donkeys and iguanas roam the plains of Bonaire and flamingos nest in mangrove forests. In fact, Bonaire welcomes one of four Caribbean colonies of the brightest pink flamingoes!
The salt mountains and mines are a heritage from old Dutch colonial times. Now, there are slave huts alongside the south road as memorial buildings. Nowadays the most cultural and characteristic environment can be felt visiting the other town of Bonaire – Rincon.
Windsurfing in Bonaire is great! The island offers great environment for water sports activities.
Why? Because the light blue ocean, the off-shore wind and an average temperature of 30°C (86°F) make it the perfect spot for windsurfing, kitesurfing and sailing. There is a huge shallow lagoon – Lac Bay lagoon – which is the biggest playground for freestyle windsurfers, or anyone of any age, learning the sport.
The best part about windsurfing in Bonaire? There is never a need for a wetsuit, only smooth sailing any time of the day in the clearest blue waters found in the Caribbean! These are the reasons why Philippe Bru and Bjorn Dunkerbeck chose this island for their Caribbean center.
- Capital: Kralendijk
- Population: 19,408 (2016)
- Currency: American Dollars ($)
- Languages: Dutch, English, Papiamentu, Spanish
- Natural Wonders: Washington Slaagbai National Park, Salt mines, Klein Bonaire, Lac Bay
- Above water you can find: Donkey, goat, iguana, flamingo, pelican, yellow shouldered amazon parrot
- Below water you can find: frogfish, longsnout seahorse, spotted eagle ray, octopu, sea turtle
- Interesting plants: Mangrove forrest, divi tree, cacti, kibrahacha tree
- Popular Beaches: Te Amo, Donkey, Bachelor, 1000 steps, Kite Beach, No Name