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Lake Gotomeer

Bonaire
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Ranked #16 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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Edmonton, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
27 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 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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Bellaire, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

We recently took the Goto Lake biking tour, booked through Celebrity Eclipse. By far, this was the BEST biking tour we have ever done in the Caribbean. The tour guide (Jason) was great, keeping close watch over everyone; the tour was very well managed. The Trek bikes were in good condition, and best of all the appx. 12 mile route... More

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London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

we went here hoping against hope to see 100's of flamingos flying off to venezula. however there were 3. found the viewing area and has a great outlook... and met some locals who said as a result of a bit of an oil spill late last year the flamingos have moved elsewhere so therefore better to see them at the... More

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