Washington-Slagbaai National Park

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Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles

Washington-Slagbaai National Park Bonaire Reviews

gimpel gimpel
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a real natural park Jan 22, 2012
The Bonaire Washington slagbaai national park is located in the north of the island of Bonaire is if you compare it with the south side of the island very hilly and green.

Washington Slagbaai National Park is the first nature sanctuary of the Netherland Antilles. It was established in 1969 and covers an area of 5.643 hectares.

If you planned a visit to the park, you had to make a plan for yourself what to see or to do.

You can go for a walk starting from the visitor center, take the long drive, the short drive, here you have the opportunity to climb the highest point of the island, the Brandaris ( 241m/784ft height).

The ranger of the park will explain you if you want to see some parts of the park how long it will take to reach it and if you want to do things, how late the latest time is to start that activity.

To climb the Bradaris the latest time to start the climb is 12.00am. The walk will take about three hours return, and the drive to the exit of the park with a stop for a meal or / and drink at wayak√° will take about two hours.

Washington Slagbaai National Park opens daily (except Christmas and New Year) at 8 am, and closes at 5 pm. They recommend you arrive early .The latest you are allowed to enter the Park is at 2:45 pm.

The fee is $25 for SCUBA divers or $10 for non-SCUBA divers for one calendar year.

It's recommended if you visit the park to wear a had, take enough water and strong shoes, especially if you climb the Brandaris. Also a four wheel drive car with a good spare tire is recommended because the roads are also natural.

At the entrance of the park you find a small museum that tell you the history of the park and the wildlife that lives in the park.

For more info of the natural park visit the website WWW.washingtonparkbonaire.org
the entrance of the park
the entrance of the park
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dirt road
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gimpel says:
dank je, het is zeker waard
Posted on: Feb 07, 2012
westwind57 says:
goede review! ik ben wel op de antillen geweest maar niet op bonaire nog, dat staat nog op de lijst. als het zover is ga ik zeker dit nationale park bezoeken. nuttige tips trouwens!
Posted on: Feb 07, 2012
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