Best of Bonaire: Goto Lake, Cultural Park & Scenic Drive

3 hours | Bonaire | B O N - 1 0 0
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Points of Interest

  • Rincon
  • Goto Lake
  • North Tour
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)
A driving trail through Rincon Village showcases the oldest village in Bonaire. Strategically 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. 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 that holds a museum displaying artifacts from the era.

Washington National Park
At the Washington National Park entrance, see a full scale juvenile whale skeleton, visit the natural history plantation museum and the open-air exhibit for a peak into Bonaire's heritage. Relax on the large covered terrace where you can buy cold drinks and snacks.

What you will see along the way:
After a drive through Kralendijk, you'll travel along a scenic route up the coast. You'll marvel at the stunning ocean views, huge candelabra cacti, and mesquite trees that can reach as high as 30 feet. Bonaire offers uniquely diverse sights, 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. To the west, you're treated to views of the small and uninhabited island called Klein Bonaire. The ocean vistas here are rough and sometimes foamy, quite a contrast to the quiet east side.

Photo Opportunity:

Goto Lake
A natural saltwater lake and a feeding ground for the island's shy pink flamingos is possibly the most beautiful, serene spot on the island! Bonaire proudly boasts five RAMSAR sites dedicated to the preservation of wetlands and waterfowl, and Goto Lake is one of these sites.

Seru Largu
Also known as "Large Hill," Seru Largu offers panoramic views of the island's western shoreline and the island of Klein Bonaire just off the coast. Iguanas and wild goats are often seen roaming the hillside, which boasts a yellow and white cross monument.

Snack:
While in Washington National Park, you can purchase cold drinks and snacks.

Special Notes:

Wildlife sightings, while common, are not guaranteed. Due limited cargo space and inaccessibility of some tour stops, wheelchairs and scooters cannot be transported on tour. Walkers can be transported in the cargo hold of a bus or a van. Walkers cannot be transported in the cabin of a bus or a van.*Guides no longer wear folkloric costumes*

Child Price:

12 & under reduced

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Drive off in Northern direction through down town area, 1000 steps

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
20
Travel time:
00:30
Walking distance:
70

Slow down at 1000 steps, a favorite snorkel and diving site

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
20
Time at site:
00:03
Inside visit:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Drive and slow down at Karpata, the former Aloe Plant

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
20
Travel time:
00:10

Drive to Goto Lake, a natural salt water lake where flamingos may be seen

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
20
Travel time:
00:15
Time at site:
00:10
Free time at site:
10
Inside visit:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Travel by Goto Lake, slow down and stop if flamingos are in view

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
20
Travel time:
00:05
Time at site:
00:10
Free time at site:
10
Inside visit:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Drive to and slow down in front of Dos Pos (2 Wells) a drinking well for animals

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
20
Travel time:
00:07
Inside visit:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Drive through Rincon Village to King's Warehouse & Cultural Park

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
20
Travel time:
00:20
Inside visit:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No

Visit King's Warehouse for a cultural experience, visiting authentic replicas of house built by early inhabitants.

Transport type:
Walking
Transport Capacity:
20
Time at site:
00:30
Free time at site:
10
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Drive back to the pier along scenic country road to waterfront street. View of bay and sailing ships in port. Arrive at the pier.

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
20
Travel time:
00:40
Inside visit:
No
Walking distance:
98
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes