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Address: P.O. Box 368, Washington-Slagbaai National Park, Bonaire
Phone Number: 599 717 8444
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Beautiful park, lots of scenic stops, critters, birds, lizards, loved it! We're not divers so can't attest to that. We also didn't snorkel at any of the 2 or 3 sandy spots on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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helena, mt
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helena, mt
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103 reviews 103 reviews
13 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Beautiful park, lots of scenic stops, critters, birds, lizards, loved it! We're not divers so can't attest to that. We also didn't snorkel at any of the 2 or 3 sandy spots on the west side. We did enjoy a great drive, scenery and picnic lunch So glad we went. The road wasn't as bad as I thought but there... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Don't miss this if you are in Bonaire. Be sure to have a truck though, as the roads are not paved, and allow plenty of time to see all the sights. The beaches are fantastic for snorkelliing and you might even see flamingos!

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Vancouver, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

A pick-up truck or equivalent is needed for these bumpy roads. You'll also want a full day to visit all the attractions. If we had had time we would have returned a second day. There is no shop at the visitor center, which was strange, and although the museum was interesting, the written content could definitely have been improved. We... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
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17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The museum is quite decent. There are several rooms dedicated to flora and fauna, the history of the two plantations (Washington and Slagbaai), and the geology of the island. It's a nice way to start your visit to the park (it's located at the gate). There are two routes within the park, one listed as 90 minutes and the other... More 

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This national park covers the top half of Bonaire island. If you are from the Tucson Arizona area, as I am, this country looks like home. Desert plants, bad roads, clean restrooms, just add the beautiful ocean. Park Rangers are very helpful in warning you about how long your visit will take as I seldome made it out of first... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

*Sorry in advance for the long review* We visited the national park on a day trip to snorkel and see some Flamingos. I'd recommend the scenic route on the way up to Rincon and the "highway" back. The scenic route starts of the end of Kaya Grande. The staff at the park gate were exceptionally helpful giving us recommendations for... More 

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Lakewood, Colorado
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

First of all, about the roads: I'd say if you're used to driving any 4x4 roads, you will not think the roads are bad. I'm pretty sure a passenger car would be just fine here, maybe it's different after a big rain? We are from Colorado and the roads in the park would not even get a 4x4 warning back... More 

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Riga, Latvia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

National Park in the northern part of Bonaire is a surprisingly pleasant and interesting experience. On a basis of our (limited) experience I can advise the following: - go there in the very morning - ideally, just at the opening hour. Then you can do some hiking and sightseeing while it is still reasonably cool, and you have enough time... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Excellent day trip. Take a pick up car, the roads are rough. Great views and great snorkling spots. We recommend Wayaka 2. Mind the iguana, they might be a little bit fresh and agressive and in need of a bite of your lunch.

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Harrisburg, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We chose to go diving on the north shore, so through the park we went. It's very beautiful. Being from AZ originally, this area reminds us of home. The roads aren't paved, so plan to spend some time. The short route takes a few hours, and the long route will take most of your day. Well worth the visit. Take... More 

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