Author: Erin Twomey (---.hsd1.ma.comcast.net)
Date: 12-13-14 22:42
***Bring your own toilet paper***
We just went on Wed 12/10/14. Had pre-purchased ferry tix a month in advance. Walked right up to the window at 8a.m. and had no problems getting our tix. Also purchased tix for the trip back.
The ferry ride was smooth and did not get seasick at all (not sure how people have such a bad experience...I've had much worse on airplanes!)
One kiosk was open when we arrived, but it was before noon and mid-week, so that is expected. Rented an umbrella and 2 chairs. Was really disappointed by this, as we were about 2 ft from other families/couples on either side of us. Seems ridiculous for such a big beach that he couldn't space them out a bit further apart.
The island itself was beautiful, but due to some kind of system in the sea, the waves were large and forceful, that it made swimming impossible, and forget about snorkeling. I am not complaining, it was an absolutely glorious beach, but wish someone had told me it can get rough there during this time of year.
Again, the bathrooms as mentioned in earlier posts are minimal at best.
Zero t.p. and no soap/sanitizer.
When you get off the ferry, ALL kinds of people will be wanting to take you to beaches in their taxi. We got into a shuttle bus with Willy and couldn't have been happier! What a DEAL. $5pp round trip. You pay $5 each when you get to Flamenco Beach and he gives you a ticket. When you get back on the bus, give him your ticket and you are good to go!
Well worth the adventure to go there, but sure wish we could have experienced calm waters and snorkeling. Will try next time!