The world's largest flamingo sanctuary, this nature preserve conisists of salt flats that serve as breeding grounds for many species of waterfowl.

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Expert Review of Pekelmeer Flamingo Sanctuary

Parks and Outdoors Review of Pekelmeer Flamingo Sanctuary

Away Travel Expert: Lynne Sullivan
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ParksExpert Rating 5.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
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Parks and OutdoorsExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • Pekelmeer means "pink lake" in Dutch. Pools appear pink against the white salt flats because an abundance of tiny rosy brine shrimp live in the water.
  • The Caribbean flamingo is the most colorful of all species of flamingos, due mainly to the red carotenes in their diet.
  • Bring binoculars to view the birds from the road. For a closer look, watch the flamingos feeding at Gotomeer on the southwest edge of Washington-Slagbaai National Park.
Driving south along the coast from Kralendijk, look for blinding-white hills of salt at the side of the road. Just beyond the hills, the brilliant colors of the of Pekelmeer salt flats come into view, and great flocks of flamingoes can be seen

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South coast of the island
East Coast Highway
Netherlands Antilles
Price: Free

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Price Information: Free
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