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Salt Flats

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Address: Bonaire
Phone Number:
00599-717-3123
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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On our golf cart tour we came upon the Salt Flats which we had no idea were on this island. While we did not take a professional tour, this is certainly worth seeing in person... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2017
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Chicago, Illinois
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McDonough, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is truly a salt lovers dream! We never did get a chance to buy any of their top notch salt. Maybe next time!

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Oshawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took lots of photos of this and it was a great thing to go and see. Salt made like this was a first for me.

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

On our golf cart tour we came upon the Salt Flats which we had no idea were on this island. While we did not take a professional tour, this is certainly worth seeing in person. While you are there, you will also see the very small houses that the slaves slept in who worked the salt flats.

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Roseburg, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

We drove around to the south of the island after our Mangrove Tour. We stopped at several locations along the way including the Salt Flats. There isn't a plant tour at the salt "mountains" but it interesting to get out and walk around. We enjoyed the pink ponds and viewing the mountains of salt. There was a ship tied up... More 

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christchurch
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We stopped here as part of an island tour. It was more interesting than I expected. There are some good views to be had of the salt ponds, as well as the coastline and ocean. There are also several slave huts. Quite different scenery and worth visiting. We saw more flamingos here too.

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Haslemere, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Driving down the coast road several times was one of the highlights of our trip to Bonaire. Having that deep turquoise sea on one side and the white/pink of the salt pans on the other, was quite unusual. On several occasions, we were lucky enough to see flamingos flying in a line above the sea as we were driving, to... More 

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

On one side the sea laps shallow beaches suitable for snorkeling and diving whilst the entire expanse across the road is dominated by endless these salt flats. The resulting salt is so pure that its mostly used for industrial purposes (but buy a bag in town as a unique souvenir or a relative that has too many tee-shirts already). At... More 

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Carrollton, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Took a local tour around the island and made a stop at Salt Flats. Quite a sight. Bonaire is not a tropical island. Be prepared for a LOT of cacti.

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Alstonville, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Part of a tour of the southern part of the island. No entry fee just drive past the salt flats and the slave houses. Good Signage and interesting history

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Lisle, Illinois
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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

We were in Bonaire doing a lot of shore scuba diving, and went a number of times down by the salt flats. Didn't have a guide obviously, but just a fascinating thing to see.

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