Bonaire's population measures a moderate 15.000, a very
low number when compared with the 165.000 inhabitants
of Curaçao, the neighbouring island which oversizes
Bonaire by not more than a third.
is widely known for its flamingo colonies, its beautiful
and genuine natural beauty and splendid coral formations.
the northeastern margin of the island one finds a coastal
area in its original virgin state; here, huge oceanwaves
uninterruptedly lash the rocks and shore.
The geography of the
southern part of the island is flat. Here one finds
Lake Pekel (Dutch for Salty Lake) with its surrounding
salt gravings and huge saline piles. The typical slave
dwellings reflect the island's social history, while
its geography is characterized by beautiful beaches,
welcoming and comforting today's visitors.
Kralendijk has been built
in semi-colonial style; the place invites to wander
around and go out for shopping & dining in its restaurants
and bars; no less than two casinos invite visitors to
seek their instant fortune.
Apart from these facilities,
Bonaire's options to go out and engage into any nightlife
scene are scarce.