A Culinary Experience in Bonaire

3 hours | Bonaire | B O N - 2 5 5
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Points of Interest

  • North Tour
  • Rincon
  • Mangazina de Rei Cultural Park
Includes meal, Easy activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

What you will visit:
Rincon Village (drive through)
Nestled in a deep valley, Rincon was once home to the Arawak Indians, then was taken by the Spanish in the 14th century as a haven from pirate invasion. Here, the slaves that were brought to Bonaire to work the fields and in the salt flats lived with their families. Delve into this cultural attraction where time has stood still with its stone and wood buildings, small farms and east coast vegetation as well as the restored old plantation house, now a museum.

Mangazina di Rei Cultural Park and Music Workshop
Mangazina di Rei (Storehouse of the King) was used in the 19th century by the Dutch government to store crops and provisions for the slaves who toiled in the fields and the salt flats. On weekends, rations were distributed. Today, it stands as the second oldest stone building in Bonaire and serves as a cultural park and museum, where Bonairians strive to keep their culture and traditional customs alive. Enjoy a music performance with locally handcrafted instruments prior to touring the museum.

What you will see along the way:
Bonaire offers uniquely diverse sights on a driving tour, with the northern part of the island being hilly, arid and filled with cacti and low shrubs and the southern part flat with tropical, lush mangroves along the salt ponds. Look for the original huts used by the slaves working in the salt pans and see the cone-shaped white-salt mountains. Travel through Kralendijk, where a pink color, probably inspired by the island's large flamingo population, is quite popular for homes, while a Dutch-influenced yellow hue can be seen on most of the local monuments and government buildings.
Tasting session:

Posada Para Mira Restaurant
Located just outside Rincon, this friendly island restaurant offers spectacular vistas of the hills and the town. The local cuisine, flavorful and steeped in history, is served up with genuine island hospitality. Sample a variety of local delicacies like goat meatballs and fish balls served with funchi (cornmeal), tutu (beans) and fried plantain. Sip fresh local juices and conclude the meal with a favorite local dessert.

Medical Restriction:

If allergic to any food ingredient, please announce to tour guide

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Sightseeing to "Mangazina di Rei"

Transport type:
Mini Bus
Transport Capacity:
20
Travel time:
00:30

Tour at "Mangazina di Rei"

Time at site:
00:45

Sightseeing drive to "Posada Para Mira" Local Cuisine Restaurant

Transport type:
Mini Bus
Transport Capacity:
20
Travel time:
00:20

Experience and enjoy typical local dish

Time at site:
01:00

Sightseeing drive back to ship

Transport type:
Mini Bus
Transport Capacity:
20
Travel time:
00:25