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Address: Washington-Slagbaai National Park, Bonaire
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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Great nature park, great for diving too

Boka Slagbaai is beautiful place where you can drive thtough with a 4WheelDrive. Just look at the flamingos, enjoy the view, have a swim ,snorkel and most of all go diving! Use... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 21, 2014
andre s
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Willemstad, Curacao
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Duiven, Gelderland, Netherlands
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86 reviews 86 reviews
8 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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
2 reviews
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 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Fort Myers, Florida
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226 reviews 226 reviews
76 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This site is in the actual marine park. It is a serious drive through the marine park. The roads are terrible but the scenery is cool. We hit this dive while there. Not too bad getting in and out. Lots of marine life to see.

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Willemstad, Curacao
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Boka Slagbaai is beautiful place where you can drive thtough with a 4WheelDrive. Just look at the flamingos, enjoy the view, have a swim ,snorkel and most of all go diving! Use a car with good A/C though

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Polkowice, Poland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

One of the most beautiful dive sites in Bonaire with very easy access and all necessary facilities at the beach.

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Trenton, New Jersey
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

While in Bonaire we wanted to jump off the cliff in the park. We decided to make the trek and do some diving as well at the park. Once we arrived we checked out the cliff, and felt a bit u-easy about the depth of the water we were going to jump into. Did our dives (which were ok) and... More 

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Willemstad, Curacao
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

If you haven't seen tha national park you haven't seen Bonaire. We drove through the park with a very small car, I would recommend a pick up. Beautiful diverse scenery

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