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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I drove by here on my drive around the island. It's kind of cool in the sense that it's a lake with flamingos on a desert island with cactus in the lake. Other than they I wasn't super impressed but if you drive around the whole island pass by it.

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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

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Fredericton, Canada
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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 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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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.

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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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Address: Bonaire
Location: Caribbean  >  Bonaire

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