A 13,500-acre preserve with dry, desert-like terrain and salt flats home to scores of flamingoes in addition to parrots, parakeets, and yellow warblers.

 
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Expert Review of Washington-Slagbaai National Park

Parks and Outdoors Review of Washington-Slagbaai National Park

Away Travel Expert: Lynne Sullivan
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ParksExpert Rating 5.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Birding,Day Hiking,Nature,Scenic Drives,Sustainable Travel
Parks and OutdoorsExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • Color-coded driving tours through the park cover 21 miles of dirt roads and include the island's north coast (Yellow) and western shore (Green). Maps are available at the visitors center at the park entrance.
  • Several beaches are located within the park, so pack a swimsuit and snorkel equipment along with plenty of water, sunscreen, and snacks.
  • The best birdwatching is at Pos di Mangel, where most of the island's 190 species can be spotted at various times of the year.
This national park covers almost 20 percent of the island. Hikers and bikers must begin their tours before noon. The park closes at 5 p.m., and the last car is admitted at 2:45 p.m. A museum and gift shop are set up in the historic home of a

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Address:
northwestern area of Bonaire
P.O. BOX 368
Bonaire
Netherlands Antilles
Parking: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily
Price: $10 Adults; $5 children under 12


Visitor Information


Telephone Number: 599 788 9015
Email: washingtonpark@stinapa.org
Price Information: $10 Adults; $5 children under 12
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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