Getting around Bonaire

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Road quality

Roads are reasonably good, although jeeps may be needed for extensive touring of the island.

Car hire

Numerous car hire firms are located at hotels, the airport and Kralendijk. You should book in advance to get the best rates. Pick-ups and minivans are available for shore divers. Alternatively, it's easy to hire a bike, scooter or motorbike.


A good service exists on the island. Rates are government controlled.


You need a valid national driving licence. Drivers usually need to be at least 23-25 years old to hire a car (minimum age varies according to hire company and type of car). Drivers under a certain age may also be restricted as to what type of car they may hire, and most cars are manual/standard transmission.

By water

You can hop on a water taxi to visit Klein Bonaire.

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