Location: Part of the Netherlands; Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba form the Dutch Caribbean.
Located 30 miles east of Curacao
Size: 112 square miles
Language: Dutch (official), Papiamentu, English and Spanish
Religions: Roman Catholic, Protestant, Jewish
Area Code: 599
Tipping: 15 to 20 percent is customary for restaurants. Tip taxi drivers 10 percent.
Weather: Average year-round temperature is 82 degrees, with cooling trade winds in the summer. The rainy season is Nov.-Jan. Bonaire is outside the Caribbean hurricane belt.