Washington Slagbaai National Park - ADMISSION
Washington Slagbaai National Park (WSNP) opens daily (except Christmas day and New Year’s day) at 8 am, and closes at 5 pm. We recommend you arrive early as it will take at least 2 hours to drive around the Park. The latest you are allowed entry into the Park is at 2:45 pm. However, this does not apply if you are on a bicycle or you plan to climb Brandaris. All cyclists and hikers to the Brandaris must enter the Park no later than 12 noon.
The admission fee to the park is $25 for adults for one calendar year. For children under 12 years there is no charge. Residents of Bonaire have 2 options, they may either pay a $3 fee for a day pass, or pay the $15 fee for one calendar year. To be eligible for this local price, a valid residency ID (Sedula) must be presented upon entry.
Since all users of the waters surrounding Bonaire actually enter the Bonaire National Marine Park, they are required to pay the Nature Fee. The fee is $25 for SCUBA divers or $10 for non-SCUBA divers for one calendar year.
You may enter the Washington Slagbaai National Park free of charge by showing the written receipt of purchase of your dive tag and a picture ID. This can be your C-card, driver's license, etc. Photo copies are accepted. Proof of purchase of the $10 Nature Fee by itself does not allow entry into the park. However, purchase of the $10 Nature Fee tag counts towards the $25 entrance fee to Washington Slagbaai National Park (an amount of $15 per person will be charged upon presentation of proof of purchase of the $10 Nature Fee).
SCUBA divers $25 per calendar year (includes entry to WSNP)
SCUBA divers $10 day pass (excludes entry to WSNP)
Non-scuba divers $10 per calendar year (excludes entry to WSNP)
WSNP $25 per calendar year (or $15 with proof of payment of $10 Nature Fee)
After payment of the Nature Fee for a calendar year the user receives a tag and also a receipt in their name. The receipt and the tag have matching numbers. 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.
The income from the Nature Fee will provide the funds for managing Bonaire's parks, guaranteeing our lasting success in nature protection and conservation.
Please note that the payment of the Nature Fee grants permission to use the BNMP for the specific individual for whom the fee is paid and may not be used by any other individuals.
The Nature Fee tags may 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.