Caves map of Bonaire
Detailed 3D maps of known Bonairian cave systems.
Caves are especially found in relative soft calcareous rock dissolving and eroding as a result from water and wind. Bonaire exists for roughly 1/3 of volcanic rock and 2/3 of calcareous rock (see geological map). Through time hundreds of dry and wet caves were formed. Cave systems in the Caribbean contain key ecological, cultural, esthetic, scientific and recreational values, including bat resting and maternity roosts. Bats are a keystone species for dry tropical forest (see Simal et al., 2015).