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Address: Washington-Slagbaai National Park, Bonaire
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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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Worth The Trip, But Plan Ahead

This place is worth the trip, just because it is something pretty unique, but you've got to plan accordingly. You'll want to make sure you have enough gas when you arrive, that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2016
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Ithaca, New York, United States
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Ithaca, New York, United States
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

This place is worth the trip, just because it is something pretty unique, but you've got to plan accordingly. You'll want to make sure you have enough gas when you arrive, that your vehicle can handle the rough roads, and finally that you arrive early enough in the day to accomplish everything you want to do. We met a couple... More 

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Langley, Canada
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77 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

You can't go wrong by taking the drive throughout this park. You could stand for hours taking it all in.

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Janesville, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

Do not miss going into the Washington-Slagbaai National Park. This is one of the beautiful sights you will see. The entire coastline with the blowholes, color of the water, etc. is simply amazing. It is a great way to spend the day. Make sure to bring along a cooler with food & drinks as there is nothing in the park.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

This is a perfect place to pull over and enjoy a little lunch/snack during your visit. You will have the ocean in front of you and flamingos behind you. The diving is average but the scenery and views are worth the visit. They have a toilet and running water so you're able to wash your hands and use the restroom... More 

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Thank Lori H
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77 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

Stopped for a few hours on our trip around the national park. The beach is great and has nice benches in the shade of trees, good for picnics. The snorkeling and diving is average, lots of dead coral. There are functioning toilets here.

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Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

This is one of the famous / well known spots of Bonaire. If you type in Bonaire you always will get at least one picture of Boca Slagbaai. The name Slagbaai comes from the past when they killed ( or in Dutch slachten) the goats and salted them before they were send to Curaçao. It is also a very nice... More 

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SweetLakeCity
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

When we arrived we recieved all the information we need for this park. Bring your own food and drinks, because you can't buy them at the park. Great dive sites and nature. Prepare for a bumpy ride and if you bought a dive/snorkelpass you recieve a discount (ticket is valid for a year).

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Val Marie, SK
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016 via mobile

Nice views.... but not what we were expecting. Long drive back home after the drive tour. Bring lots of water and snacks

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DeKalb, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

We spent a whole day at the park, checking out all the dive sites but we settled on Boca slagbaai as it offered a calm entry and restroom facilities/shaded areas for our non-diving family members. swam out just a little ways and encountered a huge bait ball of little silver fish that we swam and floated with for nearly an... More 

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Philadelphia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

After a long drive thru the cactus park, dive here, can be both a shallow or deep dive, anchors, cannons, fabulous coral formations and rocks, great flora and fauna, with nice facilities on the shore, easy entrance shore dive from the sandy beach,

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