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Address: , Washington-Slagbaai National Park, Bonaire
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Activities: Swimming, Scuba diving
Description: Located on the western coast, this beach features has bright yellow...
Located on the western coast, this beach features has bright yellow 19th-century buildings and good swimming.
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Beach towel, snorkel and camera a must

This place is an hour from your exit from the National park so give yourself a good few hours to enjoy the crystal clear waters of the sea, perfect for snorkelling or diving. A... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This place is an hour from your exit from the National park so give yourself a good few hours to enjoy the crystal clear waters of the sea, perfect for snorkelling or diving. A brilliant wall dive with some spectacular corals and large creatures venturing into the edge of the reef. Flamingos are often seen on the inland sea, so... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

When we arrived at the beach, it didn't look like there was a whole lot of coral, so we guessed we wouldn't see that many fish. Boy, were we wrong. Despite the lack of coral, the shallow water is full of the same fish that are all over the rest of the island. That being said, it is an unreasonably... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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134 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 277 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

20% of Bonaire is Washington Slagbaai Park. A distinctive, rough, and rustic region not to be missed. Park sites Baco Slagbaai and Wayaka are literally the diamonds in the rough. The park opens at 8 AM and closes promptly at 5 PM. Getting an early start is a good thing. It is nearly an hour drive to get to the... More 

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Upstate Ny
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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We took the long route around. It was about 3.5 hours of slow, very rough roads to see a few somewhat interesting sights and more shoreline that isn't really too different from what you see elsewhere on Bonaire. Definitely not worth the time (and sore butt). The blow-hole is less-than exciting. Information placards are non-existent. We only did this because... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Literally "off the beaten path", the unpaved roads (either a 2.5 hrs long route or 1.5 hrs short route will shake you and your pick-up severely but takes you to great dive sites and the historic Boca Slagbaai buildings. Not of of its history is glorious as parts of it are tied to the slavery period which ended in 1864... More 

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Duiven, Gelderland, Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

OK, there is the good and the bad. One first remark, officially this is only for reviewing the Boca (=bay) "Slagbaai" in the Washington Slagbaai National Park. Not the entire park.... On the other hand, what could have been different (and positive) for the "boca slagbaai" isn't anymore: no restaurant/bar, no toilets; just a stoney sand-beach after one hour of... More 

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Balitmore, Maryland
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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

When you arrive at the park you need a picture id to enter. There is a small museum that includes information about Bonaire, the history of the island and the former plantation. It's a solemn part of the island's history. You are instructed to either take the long or short drive. The long drive goes along the coast and is... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Nice spot. Enter on the far left in the sandy area to snorkel or dive. Little busier than other spots in the park. Flamingos can be seen in the adjacent salt flat.

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

There is no restaurant or amenities at this site anymore, except toilet facilities. We drove 1 1/2 hrs through the park ( lots of cactii!!) hoping to have a snorkel and lunch but no go, so we then drove another 40 mins to get out of the park (it's a one-way drive on very bumpy roads) and ended up having... More 

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Italy
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Well, if you like cactus it's the place to go beside that just few coral beaches and you can see pink flamingos if lucky enough. Better to go with a 4x4 if you have to. It takes quite a while to visit as you have to drive a lot and slowly due to row roads

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