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Boca Slagbaai

Washington-Slagbaai National Park, Bonaire
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Type: Beaches
Activities: Swimming, Scuba diving
Description: Located on the western coast, this beach features has bright yellow 19th-century buildings and good swimming.
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British Columbia, Canada
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75 reviews 75 reviews
15 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We arrived at 2pm, knowing they didn't let visitors in the park after 2:45. The guard at the gate was nasty, and clearly doesn't like people to arrive late in the day. He said it would take us an hour to drive to Boka SlagBaai to snorkel, and we have to leave by 4 to be out of the park... More

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massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

A lovely stretch of beach with restroom facilities (a rarity at snorkel sites). The briny lake behind the beach was filled with flamingoes both times we visited. Facing the ocean, there is a great overhanging cliff the children enticed me to jump from. This site is part of the national park tour, accessible only by the park road.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We had a day on Bonaire where we couldn't dive for 24 hrs before our departure, so decided to see the rest of the island. The National Park was a huge disappointment and regret. There's nothing to see inside the park that you don't see everywhere around you on the drive (on paved roads) to get there. Once inside the... More

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Lelystad, The Netherlands
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76 reviews 76 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

I must have visited this NP at least 10 times in the past 4 years. Not only is this a very interesting geological area, with ancient lava and coral formations and dense vegetation alternated with bare sections and cacti fields but there are also many species of birds to be seen. The park can be toured by 4-wheel drive, but... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Organised by Tropical Travel, a six hour trip, picked up fro hotel. Only two other tourists were in the 'group'. The van was driven by the guide, a charming woman who drove very well, and who could tell us a huge amount of interesting info. It was very clear that she loved the island, and wanted to share this with... More

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Oregon
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84 reviews 84 reviews
53 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

The map given at the gate is very helpful, as it says how long the two routes should take driving. Minimum time is stated at 1 1/2 hours (for 24 km.) The long route is 2 1/2 hours, for 34 km. Much of it has be done at a very s-l-o-w speed, as the potholes and rough road will otherwise... More

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Borrego Springs, California
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211 reviews 211 reviews
115 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Natural history lovers, this is for you! Remote. Rugged. Beautiful views. Kitchy little "museum" with history timeline, historical artifacts, geology explanations, etc. Great trails/back roads for running, hiking, bicycling. Views that you won't find anywhere else. Desolate. Awesome. Let the others numb themselves on beach drinks at the resort while you explore the natural world.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

The park itself is amazing and worth a full day. But the rangers and the staff are unmotivated and very rude. The park closes at 5pm but starting 1.5 hours before the rangers start herding you towards the entrance. The ranger truck followed almost bumper to bumper behind our car and did not give us any privacy to enjoy the... More

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Clermont, Florida, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Boca Slagbaai is actually the name of the rest stop/ restaurant/ bar you will find out in the middle of nowhere in Washington Slagbaai National Park, Bonaire. With nothing but iced beverages in coolers, a gas grill and fryer, and a small solar panel, this little establishment is capable of satisfying the desire for cold beers, and a tasty lunch.... More

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Joplin, Missouri
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93 reviews 93 reviews
49 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

We enjoyed seeing this park again. It is a great photo op for birds and lizards and some interesting and unspoiled land. Great wave action also. The museum was also nice. We liked the outdoor life exhibit.

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