We heard about this weekly festival and wanted to soak in some Caribbean culture. We caught a taxi van to the downtown area and another taxi van to San Nicolas. The local show did not disappoint. A variety show with dancing, comedy, participation from audience- followed by a small parade with drummers and people in colorful costumes. After the parade... 更多
We went o the Bon Bini Festival at the Fort Zoutman Museum last night. The reviews were mixed and we were somewaht undecided. However the experience was tremendous. We realized how passionate the locals are about their country. My wife always looks for the best (true) local food. The owner of Belkys Catering (733-6611) had Goat Soup, Turkey Stew over... 更多
The Bonbini festival show was so much fun to watch and participate in! It felt nice to be able to experience local culture! We also enjoyed the cheap Rum Punch!
we went to this festival 3 years ago and it was great, that is why we went back, it was poor at best. There dancers were all 10-13 year olds, they tried there best and maybe in a few years they will be great, the narrator also was not nearly as good as the first one. Wait another 3 years... 更多
The BONBINI shows offer a bit of cultural input into anyone's visit to Aruba and should be partaken of simply for that reason alone if not for the fact that they are also quite entertaining.
Disappointed in our visit. I try to get a glimpse of local culture wherever I visit and have visited local festivals all over the world. Upon arrival, there was a energetic drum circle playing outside the fort. They were pretty good and increased my expectations for the night. We arrived a few minutes early (about 6:45) and got in line... 更多
Attended the Bon Bini festival which is held on Tuesday evenings @ the Fort Zoutman Historical Museum located in the downtown area. The cost is $5 pp. When you enter there are vendors in a small alcove area with jewelry, ceramic goods, etc... There is also island food/drinks. The festival is a great way to learn about Aruba's culture and... 更多
Very welcoming experience. Fun way to learn about the island, culture and pick up some vocabulary. I thought it was extremely hard to find authentic island-made items while visiting the island BUT I found 2 artists at the festival, one painter and one jewelry-maker. There were other vendors as well. I'd recommend at least stopping in to get an authentic... 更多
Just returned from 8 days in Aruba and stopped by the Bonbini Festival on Tuesday at 7 PM. The admission was $5 US. We arrived a few minutes late but were still able to find seats. The program started with a little history of the island, the people and the language and then taught you a few of the common... 更多