Te Amo Beach

Te Amo is a beach located on the midwest coast of Bonaire. Te Amo is also known as Te Amo Beach. "Te Amo" is Spanish and means "I love you". South of Te Amo is Playa Palu di Mangel. Te Amo is also close to Bonaire's international airport; Flamingo airport.

What does Te Amo Beach look like?

Te Amo is one of the few sandy beaches on Bonaire. The beach is therefore very popular among beach lovers. Other well-known sandy beaches of this Leeward Island are No Name Beach on Klein Bonaire and Sorobon Beach at Lac Bay.

No Name Beach BonaireTe Amo is a popular beach on Bonaire.

Five different species of sea turtles forage in the waters of Bonaire. In addition, four different sea turtle species nest on the sandy beaches of the Dutch diving island. Because Bonaire has so few sandy beaches, it regularly clashes between the interests of beach lovers on the one hand and those of the nesting sea turtles on the other. Unfortunately, that is also the case on Te Amo.

One of the biggest dangers for sea turtles and sea turtle hatchlings is over lighting. This can cause them to become seriously disoriented and eventually die. Bright headlights, hellish campfires and illuminated parties occasionally create a lot of light on Te Amo. In addition, there is always a risk that the nests will be run over by cars or trampled by beach guests. To prevent this, newly discovered nests are immediately closed off with cages.

Private or public?

Te Amo is a public beach.

The beautiful Caribbean Sea that surrounds Bonaire invites you to go swimming, snorkeling, diving, windsurfing, kitesurfing or sailing. However, if you want to do that, you must first buy a permit. The ocean near Bonaire falls under the Bonaire National Marine Park (BNMP). Divers, swimmers and other water recreationists purchase a so-called nature tag. The acquired income is used to pay the costs incurred to protect the vulnerable underwater nature of Bonaire and to safeguard it for future generations.

What can you do at Te Amo Beach?

On weekends, Te Amo is frequently visited by locals for a delicious barbecue. During the week it is more quiet on the beach. The snow-white beach invites you to sunbathe. However, because Te Amo only has few spots in the shadow, it's important to go out into the sun very well protected. Especially during the hottest time of the day, it is important to use good sunscreen to exposed skin, to wear a head (cap, etc.), to put on sunglasses and to drink plenty of water.

As mentioned above, Te Amo is not far from Flamingo Airport. This makes the beach an interesting location for plane spotters to spot incoming and outgoing planes. On the one hand, these are small aircraft that fly to destinations within the Caribbean archipelago, and on the other hand, these are large Boeings and Airbuses that fly intercontinentally.

For snorkelers and divers it is attractive to explore the Te Amo reef. Te Amo Reef is the natural habitat for many enchanting fish and other ocean inhabitants such as sergeant major fish, orange spot filefish and boxfish.






Te Amo can be reached by car, scooter, bicycle or on foot. There are sufficient parking facilities at the beach.

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