Bonaire in 100 photos – Lighthouse

20 July 2020 by Casper Douma - Reading time: < 1 minute

Bonaire’s Willemstoren, built in 1837 and named after King William I, is the island’s oldest lighthouse and plays a crucial role in maritime navigation. It serves as a historical symbol of the connection between Bonaire and the Netherlands and is a popular tourist destination.

The Willemstoren lighthouse is located on the southern part of the island.

The Willemstoren is a historic lighthouse with a rich history and an important maritime beacon in the region. Built in 1837, it is Bonaire’s oldest lighthouse. The tower is named after King William I of the Netherlands. With its striking white and red colors, the Willemstoren stands not only as a navigational point for sailors, but also as a symbol of the historical and cultural connections between Bonaire and the Netherlands. The location of the Willemstoren was strategically chosen at one of the southernmost points of the island. This point offers breathtaking views of the surrounding Caribbean Sea. As a result, it is also a popular destination for tourists. 

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“Bon dia tur hende i bon bini na dushi Boneiru!”
My name is Casper Douma and I am a photographer. Since 2014 I’ve been living on this beautiful island, surrounded by a fringing reef. At first glance, you may see mostly cacti and drought, but Bonaire is a little gem if you get to know it better. I would like to take you on one of my photography tours to show you all the special places of Bonaire. In small groups of maximum 4 people I give you a unique look at the beauty of Bonaire. Became curious? Take a look at my website! I wish you a lot of fun on beautiful Bonaire.

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