Frequently Asked Questions


Washington Slagbaai National Park

Marine Park Rules

Research permits

Who needs to purchase a nature fee? 
All visitors entering the sea in Bonaire. Children under 12 are exempt, unless scuba diving.

I purchased my nature fee, but haven’t received the QR code. What do I do?
After your purchase, you’ll receive an email from Please check your spam or junk box. If it is not there, send us your date of birth and full name to so we can re-sent it.

Until when is my nature fee valid? 
It’s valid for one calendar year, from January 1st to Decemeber 31st.




When is the park open?
Check the visiting hours here >

Do I need a SUV to visit the park?
Yes, you can only enter the park with a SUV or pickup truck. There are also tours available if you don’t have a car yourself. You can visit for information about tours.

Can I stay at the park?
Yes, plan your stay here. 

Where can I swim with my dog?
These are the zones allowed.

Is fishing allowed? 
Yes. However, there are zones, protected species, tools, and seasons that need to be taken into account. Read more here.

When is lobster season?
Lobster season is open from November 1st to April 30th.

Don't forget

Pay your nature fee

The Stinapa Bonaire nature fee is mandatory for all users of the Bonaire National Marine Park and the Washington Slagbaai National Park.

Valid per calendar year JAN-DEC

Pay your nature fee