Washington Slagbaai National Park (Bonaire), Netherlands Antilles

Washington Slagbaai National Park (Bonaire) in Netherlands Antilles (image by André Wanders)

Washington Slagbaai National Park (Bonaire)

Netherlands Antilles

Using a jeep safari we explored the Washington Slagbaai National Park. This park, located on the north side of the island, consists of an inhospitable, hilly landscape with exclusively unpaved roads. In the middle is the terraced landscape and in the south it's desert-like. Via the road to Rincon, the oldest village of Bonaire, we arrived at the western entrance: the former home of the plantation owner, where now a small museum is housed. Then we went to Playa Chíkitu, some kind of geyser (blowhole). We also visited the Malmok lighthouse at the Noordpunt. Then we passed the Brandaris (not a lighthouse but the highest mountain of Bonaire). Although only 241 meters high, it offers a nice view to Salida Wayaka. Washington Slagbaai National Park also functions as a kind of youth hostel. Via the Gotomeer, were we saw a lot of flamingos, we drove back to the park entrance.

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