This one way inland trail around is 24km and takes approximately 1 ½ hours with little to no stopping. Hiking and wildlife viewing are the opportunities in this part of the park. Brandaris Mountain, my first stop is 241 meters, somewhere around 760 feet high with two false tops before reaching the real top. I took 45 minutes each way for this trek and it is moderately strenuous around the large boulders. From here the view of Pos Nobo Lagoon feeding into Wayaca Beach and Playa Funchi Lagoon are breathtaking. Continue down the road to pass Boka Slagbaai and you reach Gotomeer. This is a large flamingo sanctuary with hiking trails for better viewing. These shy birds are heavily protected not only because of there numbers (which are increasing), but because little disturbance can reek havoc with their mating habits.
The inland trails of this park offer several footpaths off the main dirt road. I commend those that mountain bike the entire park, but I would rather pull a bike out of the bed of my truck at certain points. Neither fresh water nor any other facilities exist in the park except for the infrequent trashcans. Among the scrub brush and cactus are plenty of large lizards and iguanas, which will race to the shade under your parked vehicle and hopefully get some water from the air conditioner you have been using along the drive.
The park is open from 8-5 with the last vehicle entering at 2:45 and costs $10. This park covers nearly 30% of Bonaire.
National Park Washington-Slagbaai
hours 8-5, entrance from Rincon City