Second visit this year. Posted Aug 23, 2012
Second visit this year to flamingo hotel. More relaxing than the first visit. I went in march for the first time and there was alot of americans at the hotel. This visit in august there was mostly mexican people there. It was nice and more relaxing with the mexican people as the spring break crowds tend to party and be loud everyday. Hotel was booked at around 85%. August is a good month to see sea turtles coming onto the beach to lay eggs. Advised not to disturb them but to alert beach guards. They will harvest the eggs when the turtle goes back to the sea. The next night they will return to invite hotel guests to "Liberate" the baby turtles to the sea. Over my stay 7 turtles come onto the beach and layed eggs. 4 in just one night. I did manage to get a picture of one when it was going back to the water. I only seen 1 trail on the beach at the next hotel, closest to my view. Overall a great vacation and second stay at flamingo. Staff very friendly and speak english pretty good. Even nicer to be remembered by some of the staff. Hotel is clean. Rooms have firm mattresses. I noticed low water pressure in the shower, but not horrible. Ocean view is facing the sunrise. Plenty of entertainment options. 1 musical and 1 dance performance, twice a week. 2 restaurants and 2 bars. I recommend visiting atleast 1 of the mayan ruins. Very impressive! I visited Ek Balam and Coba this time and was able to climb and wander around both freely which made great pictures. Look at the hotels website for more info. I see other people complaining about not getting internet in a standard room. Well, you get what you pay for. For the price, comfort, cleanliness, location, & more, I would be happy to stay there again.