Transportation in Bonaire
Getting from A to B in Kralendijk is relatively easy on foot with the waterfront area and key attractions conveniently clustered together. Pedestrianised malls and historic streets make walking tours a breeze, well away from the traffic of the commercial core of the city.
Taxis are inexpensive and plentiful with a large rank at Flamingo International Airport and on Kralendijk's waterfront stretch. For a full list of pick-up points, contact the central taxi despatch office (+599 717 8100). Vehicles are unmetered, but must adhere to government rates that each taxi is obliged to display; fares increase by 50% 12am-7am, so be sure to agree a price beforehand.
Rent your car
Car hire is popular with visitors seeking out Bonaire’s best diving locations, and the 'main' road traverses the island in a figure of eight. Not all the roads are paved and signposts can be few and far between, but there's little traffic and it's easy to find your way.
Unlike many Caribbean islands, Bonaire is rife with road signs that provide excellent pointers to major sights, towns and attractions. What's more, free maps are available from every hotel, tourist information point and car-hire booth on the island – just ask around for a copy.