We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Lake Gotomeer

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Bonaire
Activities: Birdwatching
Description: Great place to visit at sunset to watch the daily take-off of flamingos to...
Great place to visit at sunset to watch the daily take-off of flamingos to Venezuela.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 62 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 24
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
The spot to see wild flamingos

One of the high points of our tour. A whole flock of these amazing birds. Very good photo opportunity. One of the great natural spots in Bonaire above water. A drive by but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
TransplantedBuckeye
,
Indianapolis
Add Photo Write a Review

62 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Ottawa,Canada
Top Contributor
228 reviews 228 reviews
85 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We drove by, slowly, and there were dozens upon dozens of pink flamingos, sometimes very close to the shore. And just after the lake, a wild donkey in the middle of the road. Beautiful sight

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fredericton, Canada
Top Contributor
206 reviews 206 reviews
59 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We visited lake Gotomeer and the flamingo sanctuary as part of an island tour. The flamingos are very shy and easily frightened so we did not get off of the bus but just drove slowly and stopped at various intervals. There were a large number of flamingos easily seen at various distances across the lakes but several were quite close... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Bonaire is not known for it's natural beauty, except for diving, and, we have discovered, Lake Gotomeer. Beautiful overlooks from the road; fabulous spot for memorable pictures.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Indianapolis
Top Contributor
638 reviews 638 reviews
286 attraction reviews
381 helpful votes 381 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

One of the high points of our tour. A whole flock of these amazing birds. Very good photo opportunity. One of the great natural spots in Bonaire above water. A drive by but one with a unique perspective.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We stopped here on a cycle tour and it was surprisingly picturesque and there were a large amount of flamingoes hanging out in the water. Some really close. A really good place to come and see the wildlife of Bonaire!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
DeWitt, Michigan
Top Contributor
196 reviews 196 reviews
122 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Lake Goto(meer) was part of our island tour. We stopped at an overlook for a nice view of the lake. It is a good place for a picnic and enjoy the scenery and wildlife. Our tour continued down the road and around the lake where our driver stopped the bus for a better view of the flamingos. The flamingos we... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manhattan Beach, CA
Top Contributor
195 reviews 195 reviews
81 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Located in the northern end of the island is a rural road which takes you around Lake Gotomeer which is the home for large groups of flamingos which feel on the brine in the lake. The flamingos are very shy and will fly away if you try walking up to them. It is best to drive slowly around the lake... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
SC beaches
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Not a long drive and the road is very good unless you take the long way round by the coast, where it is somewhat (!) potholed. An ecological problem caused by a fire at the coastal oil storage damaged the shrimp community and therefore the number of flamingos. They move about from one side of the lake to the other... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hartsdale, New York
Top Contributor
264 reviews 264 reviews
101 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Always love to look at flamingos. You should go for a quick stop and photo op as you make your way around the island.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Johannesburg, South Africa
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
31 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We toured Lake Gotomeer to see the indigenous pink flamingoes and got very close up views of the beautiful birds. Our guide explained that the creatures that lives in the salt water lake contribute towards the flamingoes' pink colour. It is a very serene and picturesque place to visit - definitely worthwhile for nature-lovers.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Lake Gotomeer also viewed

 

Been to Lake Gotomeer? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Lake Gotomeer staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?