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Home to one of the largest flamingo breeding grounds in the western...

Home to one of the largest flamingo breeding grounds in the western hemisphere--over 10,000 birds. This area is not open to visitors.

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It was fascinating to watch so many flamingos in place. They provided lots of great photo opportunities.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2015
Les L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

It was fascinating to watch so many flamingos in place. They provided lots of great photo opportunities.

1 Thank Les L
Bonita Springs, Florida
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310 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 317 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

The Flamingo Sanctuary is on the north end of Bonaire in Lake Goto. We saw over 100 flamingos during our drive along the shore. The Flamingos are shy so you need to stay in your vehicle and take pictures out the window. We were told that during the nesting season (January to July) upwards of 15,000 flamingos visit the lake.

3 Thank Scott W
Lake Worth, Florida
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162 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Seeing the flamingos in this open, natural environment was a real treat. As a Floridian, I'd been to many locations where I had seen groups of flamingos crowded together in a small area, but here, the flamingos had lots of space. It was quite beautiful to see, and is worthy of a drive through while on a tour of the... More 

3 Thank MMMarty2ya
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68 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We were lucky and were able to get close to the flamingos. Interesting to observe their behavior for awhile. Much nicer to see these wonderful birds in the wild rather than in a zoo setting. Worth the visit.

4 Thank Skicatt
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70 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Although the flamingos were a bit far off, I was impressed to see so many of these beautiful pink animals. I liked the idea to have created a sanctuary in order to protect them.

1 Thank Frank L
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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65 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

South of kralendijk you will come upon Mountains of salt that looks like snow. A short distance is the salt flats where a lot of the flamingos hang and eat the pink shrimp. This is also how they get their color. Take a telephoto lenses or binocular cause they are usually far off. Sometimes you can find them north of... More 

3 Thank DiveCruiser
Salt Lake City, Utah
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This was a bit of a drive but we were able to see beautiful beaches and sites along the way. The sanctuary was beautiful. It was fun to see lots and lots of flamingos. It was also very interesting to see them flying Such a wonderful thing to do to protect these beautiful birds.

Thank Jolyn R
Vancouver, British columbia
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132 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I just did a cruise with Celebrity and we booked the Flamingo Salt Tour to go see them. We did have a chance to see some from far away. I was hoping to have more time to just hang out in a place and view them but it was more of a "drive by" we also saw the pink salt... More 

1 Thank rebelface1
Powell River, Canada
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176 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The flamingos are quite a distance away so binoculars would help, but still, seeing those birds in the wild is a thrill. They are easily seen on a drive around the island.

Thank STAN49_12
Dacula, Georgia
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80 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

These birds are beautiful, and the sanctuary is one of only a handful of places where they breed and live naturally.

3 Thank Jeffrey F

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