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Lake Gotomeer

Bonaire
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Ranked #16 of 37 Attractions in Bonaire
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Birdwatching
Owner description: Great place to visit at sunset to watch the daily take-off of flamingos to Venezuela.
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Birdwatching
Owner description: Great place to visit at sunset to watch the daily take-off of flamingos to Venezuela.
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Jackson, Mississippi
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Apparently this used to be a really beautiful lake--until some type of environmental insult related to BOPEC oil fire a few years ago. Apparently slowly coming back, but not back yet. Saw a few Flamingoes

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Prague, Czech Republic
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We made a stop on our way around the island. There is a nice picknick place above the lake, but no flamingoes to be seen. We continued along the lake to the old well, it was fun to try equipment here, which was done so you can play with the water :)

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
38 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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