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Address: Washington-Slagbaai National Park, Bonaire
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Beach offering good snorkeling in calm waters full of parrotfish and coral....

Beach offering good snorkeling in calm waters full of parrotfish and coral. Also home to hundreds of flamingos.

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Nice Place for a picnic

This is the northernmost beach accessible by both the 'long route' and the 'short route' through the park. We were pleasantly surprised to find a brand new picnic table with a... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2017
AstroDiver
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Minnesota
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Minnesota
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81 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

This is the northernmost beach accessible by both the 'long route' and the 'short route' through the park. We were pleasantly surprised to find a brand new picnic table with a thatched roof over it, so we stopped and ate our picnic lunch here. There were flamingos and shore birds in the Salina which borders the beach on the East.... More 

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Moline, Illinois
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97 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Don't park or the ridge. Drive down to the shore. Don't lock your car. That is a signal that you might have valuables. Your car window will get smashed with one of the many rocks just to be sure there is nothing worth stealing. Don't ever leave anything in your car.

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Thank ferriswheel2010
Mansfield, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Playa Funchi is on the long route around the national park. It's worth stopping for the photo opportunities .

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Thank degsy7
Coram, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2015

You are going to need a truck or jeep to get there. The park permit fee is $25 for the calendar year. The road. if you can call it that is rough, very rough so, I would not advise going more than 20km/hr. Take it slow and enjoy the sites along the way. Bring lots of water and sun screen... More 

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Thank mpofirefighter
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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157 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 310 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2015

This small ocean bay is located in the northwest part of the park. A little over an hour drive from the park enterance. We found that Playa Funchi (dive site # 3) is one of the best scuba dive sites on the island, but also one of the most dangerous. There is plenty of marine life and a amazingly colorful... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 4 March 2015

Stopped here to snorkel and albeit we weren't in cruise ship season we were the only people here. We snorkelled the small bay and saw great fish including a school of 4' plus Tarpons. There wasn't really a great spot that we could find to enter the water but once in, the water was fairly deep throughout. There are strong... More 

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Thank Zachary T
Guernsey, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2013

We had a car and couldn't dive anymore as we were flying out the next morning. So we drove all the way west to Washington-Slagbaai Park. I can't really say it was worth it. Most of the scenery is just cactuses and goats. It takes an hour to get to the park and at least two hours to do the... More 

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Thank Quebermuda
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2013

This is a dive site where you will be greeted by many lizards. There is also a flamingo spotting opportunity. When it is time to drive off make sure you chase the lizards away as they will be hiding under your car.

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Thank Ab K
Saint Louis, Missouri
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110 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2012

Very pretty beach on the rough side of the island. No sandy entry, but great for pictures, snorkling, etc.

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Thank Cmud
Colorado
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113 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2012

What a cool little beach, although you must drive about half way through the park to get to it. On one side of the road is a brackish lake, complete with brine shrimp, birds and flamingos. On the other side is a great snorkeling beach, easy to enter, relatively calm water, some nice coral formations, good fish viewing. There are... More 

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