Washington-Slagbaai National Park

Established in 1969, Washington Slagbaai National Park was the first nature sanctuary in the Netherland Antilles. Today, it covers an area of 5.643 hectares and visitors from around the globe come to marvel in the natural beauty of the area on a daily basis.

Visitors have a variety of activities available to them including touring the property by car, mountain biking, hiking, kayaking, scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming, and birding.


Situated on the northwestern side of the island of Bonaire, 2.5 miles north-northwest of Rincon, Washington-Slagbaai National Park invites local residents and tourists who are rooming on this part of the island. Regardless of whether or not you are staying in this location, you are free to drop by to check out the sights.

Nearby Restaurants

If your stomach begins to growl, visitors can choose from amongst several restaurants in the area around the wildlife reservation. The closest eatery to Washington-Slagbaai National Park is The Pool Bar Restaurant at Buddy Dive, which serves up eclectic dishes. It is maybe around eight miles away from the wildlife reservation, so check it out and peruse the menu. Eddy's Restaurant and Patagonia Restaurant are some more refreshment choices nearby where travelers will have the chance to enjoy the local foods and culture of the Caribbean.

Nearby Attractions

Other types of local activities include Cadushy Distillery, which is two and a half miles away Rincon. You might also think about visiting Onima Cave, which is another attraction not far away.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, the most nearby attractions are in the following table.

Attractions Near Washington-Slagbaai National Park
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Cadushy Distillery Other Attraction 2.4 mi. ( km) SSE Rincon
Onima Cave GeoFeature 2.8 mi. ( km) SE Bonaire
Malmok Lighthouse Ruins Other Attraction 4.1 mi. ( km) NW Bonaire
Movieland Other Activities/Excursions 9.4 mi. ( km) SE Downtown Kralendijk

More Information


The park is open daily except for New Years and Christmas Day from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. It takes about two hours to drive around the park, so guests are encouraged to arrive early. The latest guests are allowed to enter the park is 2:45 p.m.


Admission to the park is $25 for adults, and free for children under the age of 12. This gives guests admission for one year.

Location: Bonaire


Reservations: (599) 717-8444




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