Bonaire in 100 photos – Spelonk

24 October 2022 by Casper Douma - Reading time: < 1 minute

Bonaire’s cavern (spelonk), located in Washington Slagbaai National Park, houses ancient Arawak cave paintings. This natural cave offers insight into the original culture and the impressive power of geological processes. It is also a fascinating dive site.

Spelonk / cavern off the coast of Bonaire.

Bonaire’s cavern (spelonk) is a fascinating natural attraction located on the island’s rugged and pristine northeast coast. This cavern, or spelonk, is part of the Washington Slagbaai National Park. This is a protected area that is home to rich biodiversity and some of the most breathtaking scenery on the island. Inside the cave are ancient petroglyphs left by the island’s original inhabitants, the Arawak Indians. The cave was formed by geological processes over thousands of years, with distinctive limestone formations and erosion patterns that testify to the power of nature. The Boka Spelonk is also a dive site, which allows you to admire the caves from the sea. However, this always requires a local guide!

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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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