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Flamingo Sanctuary

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Address: Bonaire

Home to one of the largest flamingo breeding grounds in the western...

Home to one of the largest flamingo breeding grounds in the western hemisphere--over 10,000 birds. This area is not open to visitors.

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A beautiful place!

We took a private island tour in Bonaire, during which we stopped at the Flamingo Sanctuary. It was such an amazing place where we got to see these beautiful birds close up, along... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a private island tour in Bonaire, during which we stopped at the Flamingo Sanctuary. It was such an amazing place where we got to see these beautiful birds close up, along with iguanas and lizzards. The scenery is wonderful. We loved it!

Thank Hexy
The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

amazing place where nature is at its fully, birds of all kinds and the highest cactus I have ever seen

1 Thank eperez27ar
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Our cruise ship stopped on Bonaire and we did a tour of the island...loved seeing the flamimgos...very beautiful to see.

1 Thank VJHaughton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

Drive up to Lake Gotomeer and then thru the sanctuary and you should most definitely see plenty of flamingos. We thoroughly enjoyed the drive and spotting them in their natural habitat. Although shy and not usually close to the road, we did see a few close up and get some good pictures. I recommend taking a zoom lens and binoculars.... More 

1 Thank L0ve2TravL4Fun
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

Stopped here as part of our Twizy tour driving little electric cars. What an amazing place, would have loved to spend more time here and definitely will come back if we visit again. Have never seen Flamingo's in the wild and to see hundreds of them scattered about the lake was amazing. As we traveled along the water I was... More 

Thank Gregg H
Loveland, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

The good thing about this sanctuary is, you'll have no difficulty finding flamingos to watch. There are plentiful and they are widespread. We saw a few doing things that we didn't know flamingos did, like sweeping his head side-to-side close to the water. The sanctuary is one of the things that makes Bonaire unique, and we enjoyed it.

1 Thank Ken S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

We were only in Bonaire for the day but took the afternoon to drive around the island. Seeing the flamingoes was definitely on the list of things to do and we were not disappointed. There were so many that could be seen across the lake. Many photo opportunities from the shoreline. The whole scenery as you drive through the sanctuary... More 

2 Thank TripTravels123
St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

It was fascinating to watch so many flamingos in place. They provided lots of great photo opportunities.

1 Thank Les L
Bonita Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2015

The Flamingo Sanctuary is on the north end of Bonaire in Lake Goto. We saw over 100 flamingos during our drive along the shore. The Flamingos are shy so you need to stay in your vehicle and take pictures out the window. We were told that during the nesting season (January to July) upwards of 15,000 flamingos visit the lake.

5 Thank Scott W
Lake Worth, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015

Seeing the flamingos in this open, natural environment was a real treat. As a Floridian, I'd been to many locations where I had seen groups of flamingos crowded together in a small area, but here, the flamingos had lots of space. It was quite beautiful to see, and is worthy of a drive through while on a tour of the... More 

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