Bonita is considered a rural and equestrian enclave in the middle of suburbia. To visitors and residents alike, one of the most visible features of Bonita recreational life is the walking trail that loops the Chula Vista Municipal Golf Course in central Bonita. Hundreds of residents walk, run, and ride this trail every day for pleasure and fitness, and the trail has become a vital component of Bonita life for many residents. Given the natural beauty of the area it’s not surprising to find the word Bonita is a feminine word for “beautiful” in the Spanish language. This unincorporated community, bounded by the incorporated cities of Chula Vista, San Diego and National City, and being closely associated with the geography of the Lower Sweetwater Valley Bonita occupies about a five-mile (8 km) stretch of the Sweetwater River.