Stars twinkle in the sky AND on the reef!
Bonaire knows one iguana species, namely the Green iguana (or Common iguana).
Banded Coral Shrimp
A well-known inhabitant of tropical coral reefs.
Known as Wayaká in Papiamentu, this evergreen tree species has been used to treat numerous ailments.
Nurse Sharks are known as Tribon di santu in papiamentu.
Three cacti species that dominate our island’s landscape are the Yatu, Kadushi and Kadushi di Pushi.
Staghorn Coral is one of the most important shallow reef-building corals in the Caribbean
Monarch butterflies are especially abundant in the Washington Slagbaai National Park.
Big Eye Tuna is known as Buní wowo grandi in Papiamentu
The Yellow-shouldered Amazon is a beautiful parrot known as the Lora in Papiamentu
Seahorses are known as Kabai di awa in Papiamentu
Known as Chogogo in Papiamentu, the Caribbean Flamingo is Bonaire’s national bird
Known as Gutu in Papiamentu, these distinctively colorful fishes play an important role in protecting our coral reefs.
You cannot mistake its high-pitched shriek.
Known as Turtuga blanku in Papiamentu, the Green turtle is one of our more common turtle species
Mangroves are known as palu di mangel in papiamentu.