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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.
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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
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Indianapolis
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624 reviews 624 reviews
285 attraction reviews
356 helpful votes 356 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

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.

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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!

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DeWitt, Michigan
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156 reviews 156 reviews
102 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 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 

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Manhattan Beach, CA
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162 reviews 162 reviews
67 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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 

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SC beaches
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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 

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Hartsdale, New York
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135 helpful votes 135 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.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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.

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Jackson, Mississippi
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26 reviews 26 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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