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Lake Gotomeer

Bonaire
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Ranked #17 of 41 Attractions in Bonaire
Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Birdwatching
Description: Great place to visit at sunset to watch the daily take-off of flamingos to Venezuela.
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Just amazing. The peace and quit. Flamingos in the wild. They were so pretty and there were so many! And the sunset was beautiful too. I loved the drive we took around the lake. I went twice bc i couldn't get enough of it.

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Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Giant lake, you can see from a paved area that is not the park. The park was so so , the paved area next door to the park was better and looked like the park with paved roads

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Edmonton, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

I really wanted to see wildlife on this trip, and I was not disappointed! Flamingos, parakeets, pelicans, osprey, ground doves, and iguanas as far as the eye could see! So different from what I see at home in Edmonton!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Goto was a very peaceful drive and visually an interesting change of scenery. The flamingos were there in large numbers in the fresh water. The observation lookout gives a great view of the lake, its small island and for photos. Make sure you pack something to drink and bring bug spray.

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Windsor, Ontario
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We enjoyed the quiet, natural beauty of the lake. We were the only ones at the lookout and yes we did see flalmingos and enjoyed a closer view as we drove around the lake.

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mabon
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

Pretty amazing view, though the lake looks a bit dirty i love it there it feels like im in a paradise. It was amazing.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

We visited Lake Gotomeer on our last full day in Bonaire. They had a petrochemical disaster there a while back and we were told the lake is just starting to recover. The scenery was pretty, but the water of the lake was gray and we saw no wildlife near it. We did see the local parakeet and that was nice.... More

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Summerfield, Florida
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107 reviews 107 reviews
35 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We went by bus for a scenic drive along the northern coastline. The clear turquoise waters were breathtaking. The flamingo's were very pretty, but were too far away to really see their beauty. Living in Florida, we have many opportunities to see flamingo's up close and personal. But we did get to see parrots in the wild. We were very... More

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Redford, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

This lake can not be missed if you travel to Bonaire. The water was an eerie green color making it truly scenic.

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San Francisoco
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Kind of sad, I saw thousands of flamingos here about 10 years ago, none now. Easy drive, interesting to see still. Apparently a oil spill has affected the flamingos.

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