Washington Slagbaai National Park - ADMISSION
Washington Slagbaai National Park opens daily (except Christmas and New Year) at 8 am, and closes at 5 pm. We recommend you arrive early since it takes at least 2 hours to drive around the Park. The latest you are allowed to enter the Park is at 2:45 pm., this does not apply if you are on a bicycle or you plan to climb Brandaris. Cyclists and hikers to the Brandaris must enter the Park no later than noon.
The admission fee to the park is $25 for adults for one calendar year. For children 13 and under, there's no charge.
Bonairian residents have 2 options, either they pay a $3 day fee, or pay the $15 fee for one calendar year. To be eligible for this price, a valid residency ID (sedula) must be shown.
Since all users of the waters surrounding Bonaire actually enter the Bonaire National Marine Park, they are required to pay an entrance fee, known as the Nature Fee. The fee is $25 for SCUBA divers or $10 for non-SCUBA divers for one calendar year. A day pass is also available for $10 for SCUBA divers for one day.
The $25 fee for SCUBA divers, also covers admission to Washington Slagbaai National Park. The users who pay the admission for a calendar year receive a tag and also a receipt, in their name. The receipt and the tag have matching numbers. As proof of payment of the admission fee users should carry both the tag and the receipt. The tag should be carried or worn where it is visible: on the BCD for SCUBA divers. The receipt can be kept in your wallet, waterproof pocket of dive bag, or beach bag.
In order to visit Washington Slagbaai National Park without paying its entrance fee, you will need to show your $25 dive tag, your written receipt for payment of the dive tag, and a picture identification or a copy (C-card, driver's license, etc.). Proof of purchase of the $10 Nature Fee, by itself, is not sufficient for entry, but purchase of the $10.00 Nature Fee tag can be used toward the $25.00 per person entrance fee into Washington Slagbaai National Park (an additional $15.00 per person will be charged upon presentation of proof of purchase of the $10.00 Nature Fee).
The SCUBA diving tag and Nature Fee tag are issued to a specific person and neither is transferable.
The Nature Fee tag can be purchased at dive centers, resort activity desks, through providers of activities in the Bonaire National Marine Park or at the Visitor Center (entrance) of the Washington Slagbaai National Park.
The income from the Nature Fee will provide the funds for managing Bonaire's parks, guaranteeing our lasting success in nature protection and conservation.