The Dutch Caribbean island Bonaire is often referred to as one of the last unspoiled paradises on earth, with 288 kmē (111 sq. miles) of land area (excluding the uninhabited islet of Klein Bonaire).
Bonaire is situated only about 80 km (50 miles) north of Venezuela, well protected right outside of the hurricane belt and has a perfect and steady climate with an average temperature of about 30°C (86°F), a nice refreshing breeze almost all year round and some tropical rain showers every now and then (about 22 inches per year) to keep the island beautifully green and full of wildlife.
Next to the love for the island, its beautiful nature, the great atmosphere, the relaxed lifestyle and its very friendly inhabitants, probably the largest amount of visitors are attracted by the fact that the beautiful turquoise waters around Bonaire are very well known as "Divers Paradise" which is even proudly stated on all car license plates.
The boomerang shaped island sits on a huge coral reef offering some of the most gorgeous underwater views on earth, with colorful corals and an amazing variety of underwater wildlife.
The unspoiled environment is very actively protected by Bonaireīs inhabitants, who prefer the current natural tourism over large developments and a huge tourist industry.
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In 2010, Mister Raja Daou, also known as the exotic Santa Claus, invented Tekibon, made from the Yatu - Cactus, now known as the national drink of Bonaire.