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Bonaire’s National Parks, the Bonaire National Marine Park and Washington-Slagbaai National Park, have new tariffs in place after an overlap period, ensuring a smooth transition.

As of March 1st, 2019, the previously announced raise in fees is now in effect.

For users of the Bonaire National Marine Park (BNMP).

The round dive tag fee is $45.00 and the square nature fee tag is $25.00 per the calendar year.

For users of Washington-Slagaai National Park (WSNP).

In Washington Slagbaai National Park (WSNP), a new fee of $ 3 is due for entry to the Visitor Center. For further use of the park, prices range from free entry to $15.00 or $40.00 per day, or $20.00 or $45.00 per the calendar year. Prior purchase of the round dive tag or square nature tag entitles one to a discount. WSNP has different fees for visitors from Aruba, Curaçao, Sint-Maarten, St. Eustatius and Saba. For Bonairian residents, separate fees apply for both BNMP and WSNP.

Why the increase in user fees?

The entrance fees for the two national parks are the main funding for sustainable management and protection of Bonaire’s natural treasures, on land and in the sea. Therefore, the purchase of the round dive tag (SCUBA diving) and square nature tag (all other water activities) is required by law: Island Resolution Marine Park 2010 paragraph II article 2.

The high nature values of our island are not only our natural but also our economic capital. Visitors from all over the world come to Bonaire for its unique and varied nature.

STINAPA works with the goal of providing the best possible nature experience. With the rise in tariffs, STINAPA will be enabled to considerably extend its key services.

Review the new tariffs (click on the image to enlarge).

2019 Nature Fees for Bonaire.

(Source:  STINAPA)

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Susan Davis, Bonaire InsiderSusan Davis has been living on Bonaire for over 25 years. She is a PADI Master Instructor, a certified bird guide, and an underwater and topside photographer. She also enjoys writing for The Bonaire Insider tourism news blog. 

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