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... area (around $13 per plate) and the food was pretty good. I got the shrimp quesadilla and Kyle got the chicken quesadilla. We definitely didn’t leave hungry! We ended up spending about $100 on 2 big bottles of tequila and 2 big bottles of orange liqueur (they used orange liqueur in the margaritas, I definitely prefer that over the triple sec). It was way cheaper than we could get it for in the states and ...
... we couldn't get a table change. We of course were about as sauced as a Thanksgiving turkey leg every night. I didn't pass by a single night without ordering at least three to four appetizers. Momma ain't raise no fool :P
We participated in karaoke on the first day, aka made it our *****! Billy Jean was on our side! 70's disco night?! Um yes please! I was first on the dance floor to break the ice in and got a free shirt ...
... has very rugged, wild scenery. The sea is rough, the waves ideal for the paddle boarders we spot in the surf. I really want to try paddle boarding but think I will wait until we go to Isla mujeres again as the sea is calm there. Here we see the hotel Mike was going to book for us. I'm so glad he didn't, it's literally in the middle of nowhere. We ride just past the hotel and stop at a bar called coconuts which you get to up a steep rocky path with rope rail through ...
... s not anywhere near as impressive as the snorkelling we did on the Great Barrier Reef and with Coman's equipment playing up repeatedly we're happy to have ticked that box and head back for dry land. We leave Punta Sur with a trip up the lighthouse for some spectacular views, and while up there spot the convoy of jeeps heading out of the park before us, still whooping and hollering like a keg-party of idiots. Back at the Rasta Bar we bump into the other couple ...
Good morning at 6:00 am. We get ready for the day and head up to get some breakfast and coffee. While we are eating we are getting updates on arrival at Cozumel. It's now 7 am, we have arrived at port and you can feel the excitement from everyone on board the ship. We are ready for the fun of the day to begin. It is a beautiful port, there are many shops lining the boardwalk but most of them are not open at this ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsFlamingo Hotel Cozumel
Wonderful, helpful staff. An Amazing free breakfast and great location. If you want to visit Cozumel and stay away from cruise ship mania then this is the place for you!
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Historical Traveler Reviews Flamingo Hotel Cozumel
Thanks for a nice time
we had a great time at hotel flamingo. the owner, tom, was very helpfull with organizing my dive trips. check out the roof terrace, it is lovely to sit there with a corona and enjoy the sunset. maybe if you are lucky you get a ride in tom's lovely old vw beetle convertible.
Quaint to the Max
Something about this place makes you immediately feel laid back and ready to have a great time in Cozumel. The friendly staff seem to stay out of sight until you need something and then they accommodate your request almost 'before' you ask. This was our first trip devoted to Scuba Diving so, we really appreciated the relaxed atmosphere. The delicious food and drink was enjoyed by both tourists and the locals who frequent the hotel. The owner, Tom, discussed his plans to refurbish the hotel. My advice was to never lose the quaint charm this hotel offers. We're already talking about returning to our new friends at the Flamingo.
I recently stayed at the flamingo and amazed at the changes since I was there 5 years ago. I guess the owner has been making some more improvements and in addition to the great bar, there is now a full restaurant. The food was excellent with the mango shrimp being my favorite. The service was top notch and the staff was very friendly. They also had internet service available and laundry service which was nice. It is downtown on a quiet street near the waterfront. I understand from the management that they are in the process of upgrading the rooms more to a 3 or 4 star rating and that a pool will be going in later in the year. I was very happy overall with the stay.
Hotel Flamingo - Best spot in town!
Chose the Hotel Flamingo for a dive vacation for April vacation with my 15yr. old son based on price and reviews from this site.
What a great choice, the Hotel is convenient, quiet, affordable place to sleep while your diving from 7:30 - 4:30 everyday.
Restaurant is great, bartender is the best, and the owner and staff will bend over backwards to help you make the right decisions during your stay.
The Penthouse sweet is a great get a way!!!
A very quiet place near the plazza (5min with foot).
Far from the tourist agitation of downtown area. personal are sympatic and give good councils. Very nice bar where you can meet globe-trotters or divers. Tom, the owner is a diver and he advised me to dive with Sergio. It was a very good choice. I also advise it to you (very secure, ecologist and lover of his island and sea) Rooms are comfortable. Very good quality-price ratio.
Will stay here every time!!!!
Great price, clean rooms, best service in cozumel. Kelly Mattheis the hotel manager was one of the nicest and most helpful people we met on vacation. We spent two weeks in cozumel one at Allegro Cozumel by Occidental and it was one of the worst places I've ever stayed and the second week at the flamingo and will go back every time.
This hotel is comfortable. It is small and it is very friendly. New matresses, great restaurant with a good ribeye steak and a shrimp dinner that is very delicious. The top is available for watching great sunsets or day time sun bathing. I really like the general friendly environment. I think it starts with the owner, Tom, from the USA. The lobby is an oasis in Cozumel. Great coffee, food, music, bar and nice people. This is my home away from home. I'll be back soon.
The Flamingo was a nice surprise...a quiet respite from the bustle of downtown cozumel. The rooms were very spacious and comfortable. The staff was very friendly and helpful with answering any questions I had. The food in the new restaurant is great and reasonable. They serve a great dinner with seafood and there is live cuban music on the weekends. I loved the location, very near everything, but in a quiet spot. Over all, I was very impressed and I understand that they are doing more improvements to the property this summer to make it even better.
I stayed at the Hotel Flamingo from October 17- 30, 2003 and enjoyed it very much. The things I liked about the hotel were:
Our first trip to Cozumel was wonderful! When I wrote to several hotels asking about prices Tom (the owner) e-mailed me back within an hour. He was the olny one to reply! He offered advise on what to see and do while we were down there visiting. The hotel is cozy and beautiful! The rooftop offers an amazing view of the ocean. At sunrise and sunset you can get the 'postcard picture' everyone wants! The staff very friendly and always smiling. Breakfast (waffles) was wonderful, margaritas (by Julian) were YUMMY! Laura, Desire, Carmen, Jose, Julian, and Tom made our first trip to Mexico unforgettable! When we go back we will not stay anywhere but here!