Hike to the Top of Bonaire after hours – Sunset Hike Bonaire
What: Climb during daylight and watch the sun set from the top of Mount Brandaris, the highest peak on Bonaire.
When:Sunset, Sunday November 4 from 4pm to 7pm. A guided hike to experience the sunset from Bonaire’s highest peak.
Where: Meet at the entrance to Washington Slagbaai National Park before 4pm.
Why: You get a rare opportunity to be in the park after it closes and get to witness the sunset from Bonaire’s highest peak. Normal park hours have you at back at the main entrance by 4pm but in this instance 4pm marks the START of your adventure in Washington Slagbaai National Park.
How much: Admission price $10 for all pre-registered sunset hikers.
Who: The Sunset Hike Bonaire is presented by STINAPA Bonaire (the national park association of Bonaire). There is space for 20 participants. Call +599 717-8444 to reserve your spot. Registration is required for participation. In addition participants must arrange their own transportion to and within the park. You will be back at the park entrance at 7pm.
What else: This is an uphill climb on rocky terrain and some of it in the dark. You need to be in good shape and, have a light and have shoes appropriate for hiking.
What to bring: Water, snack, flashlight, hiking shoes. Keep in mind that part of the descent will be after sundown so it’s important to have a working flashlight.
STINAPA Bonaire is hosting a Washington Slagbaai National Park full moon walk next Friday.
This event is open to anyone up for an adventurous hike under the stars. The walk is along the Lagadishi trail which brings you to a limestone plateau with a vista over the island. Expect to see plenty of plants and animals including iguanas and flamingos as well as scenery such as blow holes, mangroves, beaches, sand dunes and a salt pan. Bring water, be ready for some adventure and watch out for cacti!
STINAPA Bonaire stands for Stichting Nationale Parken Bonaire, a non-governmental, not for profit foundation commissioned by the island government to manage the two protected areas of Bonaire: the Bonaire National Marine Park meaning all waters surrounding Bonaire and Klein Bonaire as well as the Washington Slagbaai National Park which is the uninhabited land north and west of Rincon.
Details of the Full Moon Walk
What: Washington Slagbaai National Park Full moon walk with STINAPA Bonaire
When: Friday July 27th 5pm – 8:30pm
Where: The Lagadishi Trail along the coast and back.
What to bring: Comfortable walking shoes and a flashlight for looking at the ground beneath your feet for safety. Water bottle and snacks.
How: Call 717-8444 to register. Space is limited to 25 participants. Cost is $10 per person. Meet at the entrance of Washington Slagbaai National Park.
Stinapa hosts other events from time to time in and around the island. If you missed the full moon walk check Stinapa’s website for a repeat and for other fun adventures with local guides.
Stinapa is also the association on Bonaire that sells Marine Park Tags. All visitors to Bonaire who plan to dive or in any way use the waters of Bonaire are responsible for purchasing a dive tag. They can now even be purchased online.