If you want to see a lot of our island, hiring a car is a great option. Do you visit during rainy season from February to October or do you want to go diving? Book a 4wd vehicle and you can really go anywhere!
Car rental Bonaire
We have many car rental agencies, especially at the airport, but you can also rent in Kralendijk. To avoid disappointment, always try to book in advance. Bonaire can be pretty crowded, especially during cruise ship season! Before booking, take a daily look at the prices to finally book the right price. This can save a huge amount!
When renting a car you must of course have the right papers (identity card, driving license from Canada, USA or Europe) and be aged between 21 and 25, depending on the rental service and the car you want to rent. You always pay a deposit.
Petrol stations can be found in Kralendijk, on the way to the airport and Rincon. They are open from 6:30 am until 10:00 or 11:00 pm, but at Sundays opening hours are limited. The petrol station north of the airport is open all Sunday until 9:00 pm. The price of gasoline is about one US dollar per liter, much cheaper than in the European Netherlands.
When you rent a car, you always get an overview of our rules and signs in traffic. We drive on the right side of the road, we have no traffic lights, you may enter the village with only 24 miles (40 km) per hour and the rest of the island with 27miles (60 km) per hour.
Pay attention to our signs, and especially to our donkeys and goats that sometimes cross the road when you least expect it.