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The Washington-Slagbaai National Park is located in the northern end of Bonaire.  It comprises two former land plantations, Washington & Slagbaai, totaling just under 14,000 acres.  These two plantations once supplied salt, charcoal, aloe extract, divi-divi pods, and goats for export to Curaçao and Europe.
 
The Washington Plantation was secured in 1969, upon the death of the owner “Boy” Herrera.  He negotiated with the government to take over the plantation upon his death with the condition that it was to remain undeveloped for the enjoyment of the people.  The Washington National Park was founded (May 9, 1969) – the first Nature Sanctuary of the Nertherlands Antilles.  In 1977, the Slagbaai land plantation was negotiated and added to create the Washington-Slagbaai National Park.

Slagbaai Today

The Washington-Slagbaai National Park has a manager and team of rangers who operate the park.   The original plantation structures at the park’s entrance are still in use. ...

Inside Slagbaai

The Park is a nature sanctuary located in the northwest part of the island. It is a safe habitat for the fauna of Bonaire. Parrots, flamingos, parakeets, iguanas and many other species of...

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