ISLAND HISTORY OF BONAIRE

Isla de Palo Brasil or "Island of Paintwood"

The Leeward Islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao were formed under the sea about 100 million years ago.
The oldest rock formations found on these islands therefore consist mainly of rocks of volcanic origin.

The first inhabitants of Bonaire were the Caiquetio Indians who reached the island from Venezuela around 1000 AD.
Remnants of these Indians can be found in the form of petroglyphs near Onima on the east coast of Bonaire.

Bonaire’s history begins in the year 1499, when the Spaniards “discovered” Bonaire.
In 1636, the Dutch took possession of Bonaire and after a period between 1799 and 1816, during which Bonaire came into the hands of various countries, Bonaire finally came back into the possession of the Dutch in 1816.

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