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Te Amo Beach


Te Amo is a nice sandy public beach located near Bonaire's airport, south of Kralendijk. The shallow reef located right in front of the beach, poor in corals but rich in fish, offers a decent snorkeling. With its calm water and easy access, Te Amo is suitable for kids and beginners.
How to get there?

Te Amo Beach is directly across from Bonaire airport. From Kralendijk, head south, following airport direction. Te Amo Beach is in front of airport’s parking lot. Turn right on the unpaved parking, where Kite City food truck is.

Water entrance

There is a large sandy break in the shallow reef fronting the beach. Enter the water at this point, and swim to the outside of the reef.

Aerial view

Exploration

The area to snorkel covers the shallow reef area and the drop-off facing the beach. Most of corals of the shallow reef show strong damages, but some patches are still fine. The dominant coral species at Te Amo is boulder star coral, but you will also spot lettuce and brain coral. Some gorgonians and sea fans can be observed at the top of the drop off, which is healthier than the shallow reef.

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Coral patch at Te Amo Beach

You can potentially spot many fish at Te Amo, including sergeant majors, damselfish, parrotfish, butterflyfish, several species of wrasse, and trunkfish.

Strictly avoid the area at the far right of the beach, behind the breakwater, as it is a boat harbour entrance. Jellyfish are sometimes reported at Te Amo.

On the beach, make sure not to step on turtle nests (there are usually signs pointing them out).

Restaurants and accommodation

Food truck Kite City is set on the beach. There is a wide range of accommodation and restaurants in the airport area and in Kralendijk city center, a 5-minutes’ drive from the beach.

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Spot tips

  • Type of spot
  • Level of difficulty
    Beginner
  • Maximum depth
    10ft/3m on the reef flat, 20ft/6m on the reef drop-off
  • Water entrance
    Easy, from a sandy beach
  • Lifeguard
    No
  • Visitor numbers
    Medium to high
  • Access costs
    Free
  • Restaurants nearby
    Yes, budget
  • Public toilets & showers
    No

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