Washington National Park Discovery
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Approximately 3½ Hours
Very few cruise ship guests have the opportunity to visit Washington National Park, due to limited capacity and its remote location. You’re one of the lucky few!
Begin with a short drive through Bonaire’s quaint capital -- Kralendijk. Colonial buildings combined with modern architecture paint the picture of today’s Bonaire. Head toward the hills, and the rough Eastern coastline, where the landscape is packed full of cacti, and waves crash and spurt jets of water into the air.
At the entrance to the National Park, visit the Natural History Plantation Museum and the Open-Air Museum for a peek into Bonaire’s heritage.
Now it’s time for the off-road part of your tour. The park is home to many species of cacti, herds of wild donkeys, goats, friendly iguanas as well as more than 180 species of birds. Bumpy terrain winds through the park to salt lakes, sand dunes, a blow-hole and a beautiful hidden beach cove. Only flocks of flamingos or the spray of crashing waves interrupt the serenity of this landscape.
After a half-day of exploring the park, your tour winds down with a scenic drive back to the ship.
Minimum age is 6 years.