Bonaire is part of the ABC islands (Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao), which are located 75 miles (120 KM) off the coast of Venezuela in the Caribbean Sea. It is a 3 hour flight from Atlanta, 2½ hours from Miami, and 8 hours from Amsterdam. There are direct flights from these cities twice a week and connecting flights every day.
Bonaire covers roughly 111 square miles, with a width that ranges from 3 to 7 miles and a length of approximately 24 miles.
Bonaire is the second largest island of the Netherlands Antilles, the westernmost group of the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean Sea. Bonaire is the B of the ABC islands with her sister islands of the Dutch Caribbean - Aruba and Curacao.
latitude/longitude (GPS): 12°10' N 68°17' W
Bonaire is south of Caribbean hurricane belt and is rarely threatened.
Precaution Drugs Take extra precautions. In your carry-on luggage bring an extra pair of eyeglasses or contact lenses and enough of any medication you take to last the entire trip. You may also want your doctor to write a spare prescription using the drug's generic name, since brand names may vary from country to country. Never put prescription drugs or valuables in luggage to be checked. To avoid customs delays, carry medications in their original packaging. And don't forget to copy down and carry addresses of ... more
Do the twistie Do the twistie. Use garbage-bag ties to secure the zips (as well as locks) on your luggage. This measure annoys and may deter a potential thief.
Customs: Besides articles for personal use, visitors over 15 are allowed 400 cigarettes, 50 cigars, 250 grams of tobacco, 2 liters of distillated beverages, 2 liters of wine.
Electricity: 127 volts, 50 cycles.
Business: Banks are open 8am-4pm, Monday to Friday, with a two-hour break at noon. The main banks are ABN/AMRO, Banco Di Caribe, Maduro and Curiels Bank, Interbank, McLaughlin Bank. Shops mostly open 8am-noon and 2-6pm. Major credit cards accepted in most larger places.
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