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A very nice view of industry

The salt industry on Bonaire has a long and not always beautiful history but what remains is a very... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Derk2006
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't Harde, The Netherlands
Must see! Beautiful and Historic!

The Pekelmeer is a very unique view at the heart of Bonaire's history. One side of the road pink... read more

Reviewed May 20, 2018
Aurora L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The salt industry on Bonaire has a long and not always beautiful history but what remains is a very visible solarization installation that uses sunlight to substract salt from the sea. The result (salt) is piled high and gets transported by an occasional freighter loading...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Derk2006
Reviewed May 20, 2018

The Pekelmeer is a very unique view at the heart of Bonaire's history. One side of the road pink, and the other side blue...with white and pink clouds made of salt lake bubbles and flamingos. A must see. I recommend go with a tour, or...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Aurora L
Reviewed March 14, 2018

To be fair if it`s raining or very clouded you will just see the technicalities of the salt processing so you might not be wowed but on a sunny day the colors are just incredible - it`s not only the various pink shades of the...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank LaraKZ
Reviewed February 18, 2018

We rented a golf cart and this was one of the stops we wanted to see. Pekelmeer is on the south tip of the island. It a really nice area. the ocean is pretty rough not the best for swimming but there is many more...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank amanda5805
Reviewed December 5, 2017

My husband & I took a guided off-roading adventure via open-air vehicle through one of the Caribbean's best preserved mangrove forests. We spotted pink flamingos, great white herons, frigate birds, brown pelicans, goats, donkeys, lizards and more. We saw the cone-shaped salt mountains and flats,...More

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank CarolinaNurse323
Reviewed October 22, 2017

Pictures just do not do this beautiful Island justice. So many wonderful sites to see. I could spend all day just driving around this Island.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank katiecruiser007
Reviewed April 27, 2017 via mobile

Took a taxi from the port and had a tour of the island. The beaches are a lovely hue, ranging from aqua to royal blue. The slave huts made us aware of the hardships they had all those years ago. The salt mounds were beautiful,...More

Date of experience: February 2017
2  Thank rosep485
Reviewed March 20, 2017

Pekelmeer is awesome ! Is you see Pekelmeer with its reddish / pin color and on the other side the lightblue color of the ocean this make you realize one has arrived in a unique environment . If you are on Bonaire this is a...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Dannyd300
Reviewed January 28, 2017 via mobile

Going seeing the Pekelmeer salt mountains and salt flats was a must. I last saw them 14 years ago and seeing them again does not fail to impress. Don't underestimate the size of these salt mountains they are huge. The pink water is amazing to...More

Date of experience: January 2017
3  Thank BorntocruiseUK
Reviewed December 7, 2016

One of our favorite drives is south end of Bonaire. The salt domes and salt pounds are fascinating, with changing colors and shadows. Farther around are the slave huts and a lighthouse.. Some years we have been lucky enough to see salt being loaded onto...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Nancylbc
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