For anyone who loves the outdoors, Bonaire is the perfect island getaway. Bonaire offers some of the best scuba diving, with its array of coral reefs and marine life just offshore, but the climb up Brandaris Hill in Washington-Slagbaai National Park has become a favorite for those landlovers who visit the island.
Rock climbing is slowly becoming a popular sport in Bonaire, but because of the lack of supplies, most places require you to bring your own equipment. Since equipment is scarce, climbing Subi Brandaris on foot offers a challenge for climbers of all skill levels. The 784-foot hill is the highest point on the island, and offers an excellent view for those who reach the top. The trail itself starts on a dirt path but eventually leads to a rockier trail that ends at the summit. It's said that on a clear day, you can see Venezuela or the highest peak in Curacao, Mount Christoffel.
The round-trip walk takes about two to three hours, so be sure to wear good walking shoes, as most of the path is rocky. Bring plenty of water, and even consider a hat to protect you from the blistering Caribbean sun. For the best experience, start early in the morning when it's cooler. Either way, the climb will test your strength and reward you with a stunning view from the top.
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