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Great, easy entry dive- beautiful beach, cool iguanas and lizards, and flamingos

We went here for a dive. It was an easy set up and entry. We had a nice dive, but afterwards we... read more

Reviewed 12 January 2018
KRiSTeN R
,
South Portland, Maine
nice place to walk on

This is nice place to walk on and enjoy the view. It is okay for snorkel but the beach is stony and... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2018
Bob M
,
Toronto, Canada
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Beach offering good snorkeling in calm waters full of parrotfish and coral. Also home to hundreds of flamingos.
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  • Very good39%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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Washington-Slagbaai National Park, Bonaire
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

We went here for a dive. It was an easy set up and entry. We had a nice dive, but afterwards we saw a big iguana and lots of pretty lizards. Directly across from the beach where we parked, was a little lake (?) area...More

Thank KRiSTeN R
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

This is nice place to walk on and enjoy the view. It is okay for snorkel but the beach is stony and makes it for difficult access to water without water shoes

Thank Bob M
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Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

At the stop in the park we saw lots of iguana's begging for some food and offering themselves for making some nice pictures. The beach is perfect, beautiful, the sea sometimes a bit rough. Really worth a stopover when visiting the park.

Thank Havaki
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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...More

1  Thank AstroDiver
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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...More

1  Thank ferriswheel2010
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Reviewed 4 September 2016

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

Thank degsy7
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Reviewed 25 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...More

Thank mpofirefighter
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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...More

2  Thank GMann003
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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...More

Thank Zachary T
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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...More

Thank Quebermuda
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