Rincon Visit with Local Guide

3 Ratings
  • Live Guide
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Group Tour
  • Pickup Service
  • E-Ticket
  • 3 hr

Rincon Village is the oldest village in Bonaire and rich in history. It is also the most senior community within the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba. Initially settled by the Spanish in the early 1500s, Rincon was strategically nestled within a valley to ward off impending danger from pirates and other threats.   In the 17th century, enslaved people were brought to Bonaire and worked tending crops and the salt pans until 1863. Living in Rincon, the slave men would walk a 7-hour journey south for work and then return on weekends to gather supplies at Mangazina di Rei (King’s storehouse) and visit their families.  We will stop at the Cadushi distillery, where you can taste the local cactus liquor made on Bonaire for free. After visiting Cadushi, we will stop at our last stop - a local restaurant called Posada. Here you can try native island food and taste the local flavour. Please click on the Itinerary tab at the top to see our 10 points of interest!

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Shekhinah Tours

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At:

Cruise Ship Passengers: Your guide will welcome you with your first name or last name on a sign in front of the cruise ship exit/enter gate where your ship is docked. As you walk away from your ship, you will be approaching a security checkpoint gate. When you exit the gate, walk straight forward, and look straight ahead. Your guide will be there 15 minutes before the start of your tour to collect you. Non-Cruise Passengers: For the meeting, please meet your guide at the reception, and if you are staying at an apartment; your driver will be at the address you provided on the booking. Your guide will arrive at your pick-up location 15 minutes before the start of your tour to pick you up. We will notify you if there are any changes.

Duration: 1 minutes

Stop At: Kralendijk

At the start of the tour, we will tell you about the downtown area of Kralendijk. Downtown Kralendijk consists of a few streets and is easily walkable. Kaya Grandi is the Main Street, where you will find most shops, restaurants, and cafes. After the tour, we can drop you off in the centre if you want to do some shopping and walk around. If you're on a cruise, the ship port is about a 5-minute walk from the downtown district, and you can easily see and walk back to your ship before departure.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Rincon

Rincon was the first official town established in the 16th century. Here you will see some of the oldest buildings on the island, typical local architecture, and learn why this location was chosen many years ago to be the first official settlement when the Spanish discovered Bonaire. 

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At:

Here you will have your local dish with a local drink.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: The Cadushy Distillery

You will visit a locally made liquor and spirits of Bonaire. Remember that the distillery is open from 10 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By:

After Rincon, we will embark on Bonaire's windy and breathtaking east coast. You can feel the crashing waves and often see roaming wild donkeys. We'll also pass Bonaire's Land Sailing Adventure track, where you can see people zipping around in their sail karts.  

Pass By: Seru Largu

We will be on a top of a hill where you can see Bonaire from a high point in the middle of the Island.

Stop At:

This is the second old neighbourhood on the Island where the Indians have moved.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By:

This is the largest neighbourhood in Bonaire.

Pass By: Bonaire

Here your guide will tell you more about the inter Bonaire main street. It will be our last point of interest; while driving back downtown, we encourage you to ask questions, and we will share more about the island.
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