Landscape: The plantation has a surface area of approximately 2,850 ha (7,052 acres). The three gateways which provide access to the various parts of the plantation, are still recognizable in the landscape, even though they have become dilapidated. The area still contains old plantation buildings, ranches, and several water sources that have fallen into disuse. Beside the characteristic cliffs, the area mainly consists of a dry, tropical forest with old waterways (rooien). Both natural elements are in poor condition due to erosion. The entire plantation area will be included in the spatial planning. The old gateways and buildings will be renovated as much as possible and given a new purpose. In case certain parts of the site cannot be developed, the natural environment will be restored.
History: The history of Plantage Bolivia goes back to the first islanders. Inscriptions made over 750 years ago are still visible. In the colonial era, the plantation was a part of the state plantations system. Various remnants of buildings from that time are still present; the lighthouse is the most famous example. From the beginning of the 20th century onwards, the area has been owned by a family from Bonaire. In the 1980’s, there were rumors that the Shah of Iran would seek refuge here after his expulsion, after seeing the potential of the area. After these rumors subsided, things became quiet around the plantation.