Washington Slagbaai National Park temporarily closed.
Unfortunately, Bonaire’s Washington Slagbaai National Park remains temporarily closed as the northern part of the island received torrential rains on Friday, April 14th, 2017.
Rainfall in the park totaled 65.3 mm/2.57 inches in three hours, causing flooding and damage to the roads. Although the park staff has been working tirelessly to get the park ready for visitors once again, the park remains closed until another assessment can be made this weekend. The earliest the park might be open for traffic is Monday, April 24th, 2017, but STINAPA will evaluate if that is possible this weekend.
In the meantime, the museum, Kasikunda Trail, and the Lagadishi Trail are open for visitors, and entrance to the park is free during this interim period.
For additional information, you may contact Washington Slagbaai National Park at telephone 788-9015.
Note Update April 24, 2017: We are happy to report that Washington Slagbaai National Park is now open with normal hours.
Susan Davis has been living on Bonaire for over 25 years. She is a PADI Master Instructor, and an underwater and topside photographer. She also enjoys writing on The Bonaire Insider tourism news blog.