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STINAPA stands for Bonaire National Parks Foundation. This non-profit organization manages all national parks on Bonaire on behalf of the Bonairean government. Bonaire has two national parks:
Washington Slagbaai National Park
Washington Slagbaai occupies the entire northern tip of the island. In this park you will find a huge variety of protected animals, salt lakes and many different plant species. It is possible to explore the park by car, mountain bike or on foot.
Bonaire Marine Reserve
All waters around Bonaire and Klein Bonaire are part of the Bonaire Marine Reserve. The surrounding coral reefs make Bonaire a true underwater paradise. According to experts, nowhere in the world is there so much reef as close to shore as here.
The special thing about these parks is that they are completely maintained with money from visitors in the form of a “Nature Fee”. So here you can really make a difference.
Pay the Nature Fee easily online
To be able to use the sea, you have to pay a ‘Nature Fee’ to STINAPA. With the income from this tax, the Bonairean nature is maintained and protected.
STINAPA has two different fees. When you want to dive you pay the highest fee of 45,- dollar. The highest fee also gives you free access to the Washington Slagbaai National Park. If you only go swimming, snorkeling or do sports on the water, then you pay a lower fee of 25,- dollar. To enter the national park you will have to pay an additional fee at the gate.
The ‘Nature Fee’ can be easily paid online at the website of STINAPA. After payment you will receive an e-ticket almost immediately at the email address you provided. Print the e-ticket or save it on your phone. The ticket is valid for one calendar year.
Make sure you pay the Nature Fee. If you do not, you risk a fine when a check is made.