Belnem House Bonaire
Nature Bonaire

Nature and national parks

  • Over 300 kilometers of nature trails
  • Bonaire National Marine Park
  • Spot flamingo's and birds

Discover the most beautiful spots, pure and unspoiled

Not only is Bonaire the ideal sun, sea and beach destination, but the island also offers stunning natural beauty. From hiking trails and national parks to mangrove forests and coral reefs. We are happy to tell you about the most beautiful spots in nature. Either way, you'll be amazed by Bonaire's impressive nature.


Nature lovers and hikers

If you still have room in your suitcase, take a pair of good walking shoes with you to Bonaire. The impressive nature and the many hiking trails with beautiful views are sure to tempt you to go on a (brisk) hike. The island has over 300 kilometers of nature trails. Don’t forget your bottle of water and sunscreen! The northern part of Bonaire is the greenest part of the island, although stray goats are constantly eating the leaves of trees and plants.

Hiking Bonaire

Bonaire National Marine Park

One of Bonaire's main attractions is the Bonaire National Marine Park (BNMP), the oldest marine reserve in the world. This underwater world around Bonaire, Little Bonaire and Lac Bay covers 2,600 acres of magnificent coral reefs and one of the best-preserved mangrove areas in the Caribbean. The biological diversity of the coral reefs is extraordinary and comparable to that of a tropical rainforest. The beaches on the north and west sides of Little Bonaire are the main nesting sites for sea turtles in this area. Chances are you will encounter one while snorkeling or diving.

Bonaire National Marina Park

Brine Lake, Goto Lake and Washington Slagbaai

Flamingos like to gather in groups and can be seen in a few places on Bonaire. The Brine Lake flamingo sanctuary is located on the southwestern part of the island. This vast salt flat is the main breeding ground for the pink birds. You do need binoculars: to protect the birds, tourists are not allowed to enter the reserve. The flamboyant species can also be spotted at Lake Goto and in Washington Slagbaai National Park.


Mangrove forests and Coral Reefs

Part of the Bonaire National Marine Park, the azure bay of Lac Bay is fringed on the northern side by a unique mangrove forest. The coral dam on the eastern side closes off the bay from the Caribbean Sea. This has created a shallow lagoon, a nursery for coral fish and an attractive breeding ground for migratory and water birds. The seagrass growing in several areas of the bay attracts many turtles. The endangered green sea turtle eats as much as two kilos a day.

Lac Bay

Discover nature hotspots from Belnem House

The beautiful nature spots are best discovered from our resort. Our exclusive and small-scale vacation resort features luxury apartments, penthouses and suites for a comfortable stay. We also offer additional services such as car rental, airport transfer and diving facilities. Our car rental service has something for everyone and makes exploring the island's beautiful landscapes perfect.

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