Christoffel National Park
Lonely Planet review for Christoffel National Park
This large park was pieced together in the 1970s from three former plantations. You can drive through much of it (choose between the coastal route or the mountain drive), but the best way to see the park is via its short trails passing through rogue stands of mahogany, limestone terraces and Amerindian petroglyphs.
Connoisseurs of Baroque architecture can admire the landhuisen (land houses) of the old plantations, one of which houses the Savonet Museum, with exhibits on the island's natural and human history. You can also hike to the top of Mt Christoffel, which has a view of Bonaire on clear days.
Entry to the park is steep, so it's worth getting up early and making a day trip of it. All the park trails are accessible by 2WD except a rugged offshoot of the mountain routes. If you don't want to drive, the Westpunt bus from Otrabanda will drop you at the park entrance, where there's an information centre and a number of trailheads.