Rincon Village,Goto Lake & Scenic Drive

3 hours | Bonaire | B O N - 1 0 5
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Points of Interest

  • North Tour
  • South Tour
  • Rincon
  • Goto Lake
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
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 before being 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 west coast vegetation as well as the restored old plantation house that holds a museum displaying artifacts from the era. Stop in the village to sip a taste of the island with a refreshing sample of the local cactus liqueur.

Salt Ponds and Slave Huts
The southern section of the island is flat with tropical lush mangroves and salt ponds. After learning from your guide how salt is produced today and how it was mined by slaves in the 19th century, stop at the original huts used by the slaves working in the salt pans and see the cone shaped white-salt mountains.

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 at the west side are rough and sometimes foamy, quite a contrast to the quiet west side.

Photo opportunity:

Goto Lake
Point your camera at the natural saltwater lake, a feeding ground for the island's shy pink flamingos-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.

Snack:
In a shady spot, sip a taste of the island with a refreshing sample of the local cactus liqueur, made of lime and cactus. Other drinks can be purchased at the bar.

Special Notes:

Tour involves minimal walking and is suitable for guests with limited mobility. Walking is over uneven ground, dirt paths, gravel and paved walkways. Guests should wear comfortable clothing and flat shoes. Guests with collapsible wheelchairs may book this tour.

Child Price:

12 & under reduced

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Meet at the pier, boarding bus. Driving through town , passing dive sites and Karpata a, and a natural salt water lake.

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
18
Travel time:
00:50
Air conditioned:
Yes
Walking distance:
150
Steps:
3
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping 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:
18
Travel time:
00:15
Air conditioned:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No

Driving through the village of Rincon explanation of different buildings, churches, points of interest and sample the Cactus-Lime Liqueur. In a shady garden.

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
18
Travel time:
00:10
Time at site:
00:15
Free time at site:
10
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
50
Steps:
2
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No

Back on the bus for a scenic drive with coastline views of crashing waves and the green lush hillside, back to Kralendjik.

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Travel time:
00:30
Air conditioned:
Yes
Walking distance:
50
Steps:
2
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No

Continue to the southern part of the island to the slave huts and photo stop

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
18
Travel time:
00:10
Air conditioned:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Driving to the salt flats and salt mountains and back to pier

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
18
Travel time:
00:25
Air conditioned:
Yes
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes