The official language on Bonaire is Dutch and the second language is Papiamentu. Other recognized languages spoken on the island are English and Spanish, due to the large variety of nationalities on Bonaire.
The atmosphere on Bonaire is very relaxed, free from any hustle and bustle. Nobody on the island appears to be in a rush and this for example translates into the fact that there is not a single stoplight on Bonaire. The locals are known for being very friendly and hospitable.
The official currency is the U.S. Dollar. Most banks offer money exchange and there are nearly a dozen ATM’s on the island for cash withdrawal. Credit cards are also widely accepted, with most stores accepting Mastercard, Maestro (debit card) and Visa.
Hardly any public transport can be found on Bonaire. Busses run between Kralendijk and Rincon, but there is no fixed schedule. Although the island is quite small, it is still recommended to rent a car, scooter or bike.