Where is Bonaire located?
Bonaire is an island in the Leeward Antilles in the Caribbean Sea. It lies about 50 miles (80 km) off the coast of Venezuela on the continental shelf of South America. Its capital is Kralendijk, located near the ocean on the lee side of the island. The island has an arid climate that attracts visitors seeking warm, sunny weather all year round. It’s a popular snorkeling and scuba diving destination because of its multiple shore diving sites and easy access to the island's fringing reefs.
The island's total land area is 288 square kilometers (111 sq mi); it is 38.6 kilometers (24.0 mi) long from north to south and ranges from 4.8–8 kilometers (3.0–5.0 mi) wide from east to west. A short 0.80 kilometers (0.50 mi) west of Bonaire across the sea is the uninhabited islet Klein Bonaire with a total land area of 6 square kilometers (2.3 sq mi). Klein Bonaire has low growing vegetation including cactus, with few palm trees near the water and is bordered by white sandy beaches and a fringing reef.