Signs in Bonaire

Do you have any idea what these signs mean?

I recently went on vacation with Debbie and her family to Bonaire. It’s a Dutch Island and is part of the Netherlands Antilles. Dutch, English and Spanish are some if the languages spoken there, so you see signs in different languages all over the island.

I can’t believe all the different signs I saw there. They are so different from the ones I’m used to seeing, so I’ll post some of them here for everyone to see.

Sings in Bonaire

I guess this means I shouldn't turn right!

Signs of Bonaire

Do you think they'd let a frog open an account here?

Signs of Bonaire

I think this means that trucks are prohibited except for deliveries.

Signs of Bonaire

Watch out for speed bumps!

I had such a good time checking out all these interesting signs.

Signs of Bonaire

There are now several traffic circles in Bonaire, I think three in all!

Signs of Bonaire

Which way should I go?

The highest sign above me means that you can’t park on either side of the road and the one I’m sitting on means Donkey Crossing, but I don’t know what the other sign means. Sometimes these signs can be very confusing!

Signs of Bonaire

I sure hope I don't get run over by a donkey!


He doesn't look too scary, but he sure is big!

Dengue is a flu-like viral illness spread by infected mosquitoes. It’s important to be on the lookout for complications of mosquito bite, so numerous signs are located throughout the island.

Dengue sign

Can frogs get mosquito bites? I sure hope not!

The tourist center is a good place to get information about the island.

Tourist information center

Hmm, I wonder if they have swamp tours here?

Bonaire signs

I tried to do my part to keep Bonaire clean and free of litter!

I saw the sign below when I entered Cultimara, one of the supermarkets on the island.

Bonaire signs

Good things they didn't include frogs on this sign!


I met this nice lady named Marla, while I was talking a walk through town one day!

Pay attention…there’s a traffic circle coming up!

Bonaire signs

Traffic circles used to confuse me, but not any more!

Below are two signs from a shopping area near Kralindijk.

Bonaire signs

I decided to check out the shops while I was here.

Bonaire signs

Looks like Lover's has some specials on the menu today!

It’s always wise to be on the lookout for children so we can keep them safe!

I think they should have a sign to watch out for frogs too, because you can never be too careful!

Bonaire signs

I saw this sign at the Flamingo airport.

Don’t the following benches look like a welcoming place to take a moment to sit down and rest? Both benches are close to Flamingo airport.

Bonaire signs

What a nice place to sit and relax!

Bonaire signs

Here's another great place to sit and I think this iguana looks very friendly!

Bonaire signs

No fishing allowed here!

I love to drive around the island and look for all the painted yellow rocks. They are usually used to identify dive sites for scuba divers.

Bonaire signs

Off to check out the reef!

Well, I think you know what I’m going to do next…it’s time to do some relaxing!

Bonaire signs

I'm ready to get some sun and swimming in before I have to go back home!

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6 Responses to “Polly #2 and the signs of Bonaire”

  1. I love anything that has a picture of a donkey in it! He looks a bit scruffy, but he still looks like a rather pleasant chap. I think road signs from different countries would make a great category for this website. I’ve done a lot of traveling over the years and it’s amazing how different the signs actually look when you go someplace new. They even look different from city to city!

    The blue skies of Bonaire make me want to book a tropical vacation immediately!

  2. So many vowels, so little time.

  3. I’d like to buy an “O” for $250. I know! I know! I’d like to solve the puzzle, Pat. R-O-T-O-N-D-E!

  4. Mr. Gameshow Guy
    June 24th, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    I’ll take the signs of Bonaire for $400, Alex.

  5. I would have rather seen the signs in person. Maybe next time I can go along and maybe do some diving!! Very colorful post!

  6. Great photos. They really show the tenor of the town. Love the traveling frog!