Author: Mort (---.tampabay.res.rr.com)
Date: 12-26-08 08:24
If you do not arrive on a weekend or holiday period, there is a good chance that most of the kiosks ("shops") will be closed.
When we were there last January for ten nights, there was a large kiosk (not an enclosed building but a kiosk) that sold some camping supplies, stove fuel, ice, some clothing, sundries, etc. But it was only open on Sat/Sun and also once on a Friday. In other words, it's very hit or miss.
I don't know if they rented equipment.
I would NEVER show up at Flamenco without my own camping equipment, no matter what you might have been told on the phone. The odds are much higher than you think that you will arrive and find that a) the "store" is closed, b) it doesn't exist anymore, c) they are out of whatever you want, d) the quality is not what you expect.
Flamenco is very rustic. It is not a place where you want to rely on anything but beauty.
Fortunately it is easy to get back and forth from town by the publico, and there are grocery stores that are nicely stocked.
There may be a camping equipment rental place in town, but if so I'm not aware of it. (Then again, I never looked.) But the same a thru d rules above still apply.