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Address: J E Irausquin Boulevard, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
Phone Number:
+297 582 3777

Birdwatchers will enjoy Bubali Pond, a sanctuary for pelicans, black...

Birdwatchers will enjoy Bubali Pond, a sanctuary for pelicans, black cormorants, sandpipers and wood storks as they fish, bathe and play in this scenic waterscape.

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Hard to find We love bird watching. Brought the binoculars, not much to see at all. Saw a few birds among the mangroves. Lots of pigeons. People told many birds ate gone due to... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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137 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited Bubali Bird Sanctuary twice during our stay in Aruba, climbing the sturdy observation tower looking out over reeds and water hyacinth. If you have a map, the reserve is easy to find, though we agree with others there is almost no signage. On our first visit there were a few egrets but little else. Our second visit was... More 

Thank Sox299
Maspeth, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We heard about this place from our tour guide. What they neglected to tell us was when to go. We went midday and not much to see. There are no signs to even tell you where the sanctuary is located. It is not a park but open space. We learned after our trip there that the best time to go... More 

Thank RCBoyle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Hard to find We love bird watching. Brought the binoculars, not much to see at all. Saw a few birds among the mangroves. Lots of pigeons. People told many birds ate gone due to snake population

Thank slotgrandma
Stockholm, Sweden
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118 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We actually didn't find it. Not one single sign, showing where the "entrance" was. And the text that we read on different maps and guidebooks said nothing about that this is an area that is only for your own viewing. We thought it was a garden or somewhat attended area which secured the viewing of certain birds.

Thank annica s
Chattahoochee, Florida
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

The sign is gone. Take 10 bus to RUI and Butterfly farm, walk north around the corner and head for the windmill/Diana's Pancakes. The unmarked entrance is across from the windmill. The tower is a short ways down the dirt road. We were there in the early afternoon so of course all the birds were taking their siesta. I imagine... More 

Thank EdwardWarren
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

This is just a natural area with peace and tranquility. It was a short walk from the RUI hotels and had lots of colorful birds.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I didn't even realize this was a bird sanctuary until i found this TripAdvisor listing... We didn't see a sign or anything - just noticed a 'road' and a viewing platform and decided to check it out. Someone had recently cut back the brush along one side of the waterway, so maybe some maintenance is in progress. The platform provided... More 

Thank huggio
La Coste, Texas
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

the Bird Sanctuary is nice and quiet. It is a good spot to watch the local birds. We enjoyed seeing it.

Thank Karen S
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

We walked about 5 miles to get to the sanctuary and were disappointed. There are hardly any birds here. There are more lizards than birds! That was fun because we like lizards. The most interesting bird part was that there was a nest of burrowing owls and we got to see the parents bringing food to them.

Thank 12Lynnie
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

This was our biggest disappointment on Aruba. It is neglected and run down. There is not even a sign directing you to this "so called attraction"! We saw far better birds at the entrance to the Butterfly Farm. Give this a miss it seriously is not worth the effort.

Thank BindyYorkshire

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