Posts Tagged ‘Rincon’

Posada Para Mirar

July 3, 2010

Outside the little hamlet of Rincon heading towards Dos Pos and Gottomeer, on the hill to the left is a secret new spot I am ready to reveal. Posada Para Mira is one of Bonaire’s newest restaurants. Julius and Jovianka Clarenda have created an kunuku oasis in the hills of Rincon. This retreat is a nature center, bar, restaurant, and entertainment center with an local twist. The Clarenda’s decided to take their parcel of land and create a place that will welcome friends and tourists, family and locals in the midst of a little bit of heaven. The views are splendid and the wind constantly blowing creating a very ambiante setting. They have gardens to supply their kitchen in the future and have plans to create nature trails.

Posada Para Mira

Open weekends, happy hour commences 4 PM on Friday and music follows. Jovianka’s mother mans the kitchen creating local specialties including Papaya Stoba, Gobritu (goat) and other local flavours. I went Sat. morning and was treated to pampuna (pumpkin pancakes) and hot tea. Sat. and Sunday breakfast is served 9 AM and then lunch and later music. Jovianka recommends the local homemade chocolate tea. Most Sat. nights a local band entertains into the wee hours. Today we watched FIFA Football on big screen. It was a lively scene with energy and some crazy antics.

The first Bonaireans I met were Team Bonaire in Florida in 2001. I was captivated by their kindness and their Joie de Vivre. When I traveled to the island a few months later and was embraced by the people and culture I knew I had found home. As our island faces many changes what remains as strong as ever are the lovely Antillean people. Julius and Jovianka will welcome you into their “home” and insure your visit is filled with joy and enjoyment.

Posada Para Mira is the perfect spot for a wedding, party, reunion or team building activity. Check out their Facebook at Posada Para Mira.

Jovianka and Juliandrick

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Day 3 Wed. Squalls and dead zone

July 16, 2009

The weather contrast from yesterday to today is vastly different.  An 11 AM squall during the heats created a wild frenzy on the course. Then, the wind was gone. The winds are well below the wind minimum for racing so heats were postponed. The riders are taking a break from two days of course racing working on email correspondence, listening to music, catching up on windsurf news and tuning gear. Many are taking to the sea to enjoy the Caribbean blue.

In the Master’s Division Sergio Mehl A 21 is creeping up to the 3rd spot.  Thomas Faust ITA 106 still earns top spot but Markus Poltenstein, AUT 30 knows it’s not over yet. In the Youth Division Enes Yilmazer TUR 2 is determined to hold the top spot in his division. He is a confident talent riding for JP Australia and North Sails.  Sebastien Kordel GER 220 is focused on remaining in the top 3 positions. Malte Reuscher ITA 7777 is the most easily visible sailor with his black Point 7 sail. He is a worthy opponent to watch in future heats.  In the Junior Division Luigi Romano is still on top despite a disqualification. Sail ITA 911 is riding for RRD and Simmer Sails.  Gutek Kurzewski POL 75 was resting during todays no wind afternoon in preparation for future heats. He is confident and determined.  Morane Demont from France is a driving force staying in the top 3 against her male opponents. Morane rides for Starboard and Severne Sails.

Everyone is gearing up for the big night in Rincon tonight. At 5 PM the Paranda Party Bus leaves Sorobon for an island tour. At 7 the villagers of Rincon will host a night of music and culture at Magazina di Rei. Once the site of grain and food storage in the days of slavery, this is a historic building steeped in history. There will be traditional fire dancing, local food and music.

Tue. night the freestyle under the stars was phenomenal. This a fun informal event spotlighting local talent. It was a brisk windy night. Judges Ro Mayer, Mac, Jaeger and Elvis coordinated single ladder 3 min heats to see who would be crowned King of the Night. Kiri Thode won the title King of the Night for planing freestyle while Caesar Finies won the title for non planing. There was a lovely chicken BBQ and local music.

Photo by Marco Di Gianvito - ACTIVEYEPHOTO

Photo by Marco Di Gianvito - ACTIVEYEPHOTO

Rose Inn – A Local Antillean Experience

June 1, 2009

Rose Inn

A group of friends and I dined on a recent Sat. at Rose Inn in the little town of Rincon. This popular Antillean owned and run spot is both the local watering hole and culture stop. Run by lovely Malfina and assisted by her wonderful son, Vernon AKA Nonchie, it’s serves the best local food around.  My friend Sharon organized the dinner requesting a family style meal with all the favorites.  Malfina served this amazing fish  (photo above thanks to Larry and Mary) prepared with love. The spices were incredible. We also had Baka Stoba (beef stew), Gabrito (goat), Galina Stoba (chicken stew), fries, white rice, local rice and beans and tutu and pumpkin fungi. Tutu is a bean type polenta that is sweet and filling.  I sampled the fish and chicken and the sides. It was a delicious meal.

Even during the heat of the day, it is cool and relaxing at Rose Inn. Rose Inn is closed on Wed. each week.  After your meal, I recommend a stop at the local museum or Lourdes Grotto. Climb to the top and you have amazing views of Rincon. This is also a popular bird watching spot. The first Sat. of the month Rincon hosts an open air market with crafts and local food and music.  Maria from Soldachi Tours can also organize a highly recommend walking tour of Rincon and the surrounding areas. Contact Maria at wilmari@bonairelive.com.