Etiquette in Bonaire

Bonaire is located in the Caribbean Sea and has a population of 17,408 people.

The island is a part of the Netherlands.

The official language of Bonaire is Dutch, while Papiamentu is a recognized regional language.

The majority of citizens follow Christianity.

The currency of Bonaire is the Netherlands Antillean guilder.

A handshake will do for a first time meeting. Men make direct eye contact, and close friends will kiss one another on the cheek.

Hugs are not unheard of between friends.

Be sure to say good morning or whatever time of day it is when arriving and leaving.

Being a little late, perhaps 15 to 20 minutes, is okay for most situations. This is not expected for business meetings.

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