Washington Slagbaai National Park

Washington Slagbaai National Park is a 5,643 hectares nature sanctuary located in the northwest part of the island. It was the first nature sanctuary of the Netherlands Antilles and was established in 1969. It is a safe habitat for the terrestrial endemic and endangered species of Bonaire.

Parrots, flamingos, parakeets, iguanas and many other species of birds and reptiles can be found in this protected area. The beaches inside the park are an important nesting ground for all four species of sea turtles found in the Caribbean.

The park is rich in historical and cultural heritage, was originally inhabited by native South Americans, and is comprised of two of the largest plantations on the island during colonial period. The visitor center located at the park entrance, with its museum and hiking trails offers, offers an enjoyable learning experience.

Discover Bonaire’s National Park and enjoy the fantastic scenery. See beautiful beaches, saltpans with flamingos, blowholes and historic sites. Tour the park by car or go mountain biking or hiking. But don’t forget to bring enough water!