Good to know before traveling to Bonaire

Good to know before traveling to Bonaire

Good to know before traveling to Bonaire:

Security time slot at Schiphol: Travelers to Bonaire via Schiphol can now reserve a time slot for security, which can significantly reduce waiting times. Make a reservation through the Schiphol website or app from three days before departure. After making the reservation, you will receive a confirmation email with a QR code. Upon arrival at the airport, a staff member will scan this QR code and direct you to the appropriate access point for security control. This new system helps facilitate smoother flow at the airport.

Time difference: Bonaire follows Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which is a 5-hour difference from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-4). Note that Bonaire does not observe daylight saving time.
Transportation: There is no public transportation available on Bonaire. Renting a vehicle is the most common way to explore the island. AB Car Rental offers competitively priced pickup trucks and cars, allowing easy access to attractions and beaches. AB Scooter Rental also provides the option to rent electric scooters or electric fat bikes for eco-friendly exploration of the island.
Flight duration: The exact flight time to Bonaire depends on your departure point. Generally, a direct flight from Europe to Bonaire takes approximately 9 to 10 hours. If you have a layover, the total travel time may be longer.

Climate: Bonaire has a tropical climate with consistently warm temperatures throughout the year. The average temperature ranges from 25°C to 30°C. The dry season runs from January to April, while the rainy season occurs from October to December. The average water temperature on Bonaire ranges from 26°C to 29°C year-round, making it perfect for swimming, snorkeling, and diving. The warm water also facilitates water sports and enjoyment of the island's stunning underwater world.

Currency: The official currency in Bonaire is the United States dollar (USD). Most businesses and shops also accept credit cards. It's advisable to carry some cash for small expenses and the payment of tourist taxes.
ATMs on Bonaire: There are plenty of ATMs on Bonaire where you can withdraw cash. However, not all shops and restaurants accept card payments everywhere. It's recommended to have some cash on hand in case you cannot use a card at your desired location.

Electricity: Bonaire generally uses a voltage of 110 volts. Many hotels and accommodations also provide outlets with a voltage of 220 volts, similar to those in the Netherlands. A universal adapter can be useful if you plan to use electronic devices.

Tourist tax: Upon arrival in Bonaire, a tourist tax is levied. This tax is usually paid in cash and the amount varies per person and per night. You can also prepay the tourist tax online through the Bonaire Tourism Corporation website.

By being aware of this practical information, you can plan your trip to Bonaire effectively and be well-prepared for your journey. Enjoy your stay on this beautiful Caribbean island!

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