Chuburná is a small fishing village on the Yucatan Gulf Coast. We are located on a silent beach where the only traffic is the local neighbors passing by, offering sliced fruits or home made sweets.



Our nearest city is Mérida, only 30 minutes away. Mérida has an international airport, but sometimes you can fly more cheaply into Cancun airport. There are first class buses between Cancun and Mérida almost every hour. The trip takes four and a half hours, and pick up service at the airport or bus terminal in Merida can be arranged.


Mérida is the capital of Yucatan and is a growing city with a million inhabitants. It offers you all modern facilities, including a huge range of restaurants, bars, markets, all kind of shops, malls and also well-known stores such as Costco, WalMart, Sam´s Club and Home Depot . Merida is also filled with colonial architecture, spacious parks and cathedrals. Mérida is ranked as one of the safest tourist destinies in the world and one of the very best places to retire. When you come here you will understand why!


Yucatan Attractions

The Yucatan Peninsula has more than 1500 ruins and archaeological zones... the best known ones are Chichen Itza and Uxmal. Another popular site, Dzibilchaltun, is located only half an hour away from Flamingos Inn.


Yucatan is also known for its cenotes – underground fresh water wells. There are thousands of them, and we highly recommend that you visit a few.


We also recommend visiting at least one of the other colonial cities on the Yucatan Peninsula. The most beautiful one is probably Valladolid, a colonial village which surrounds the cathedral and a big cenote.


The Yucatan has many beautifully restored haciendas, large agricultural lands with large central buildings, each one a unique architectural treasure. Why not spend a day at Hacienda Xcanatun, just half an hour away? The building is beautiful, and there is also a first class restaurant and a spa onsite.


Yucatan is great for bird watching. The local fishermen here will be happy to take you on a tour to the lagoon where you can see hundreds of birds, turtles and peacefully explore the mangrove forests. You can watch flamingos fly by your private deck at the Flamingos Inn, or you can take a day trip to Celestun or Rio Lagartos, bird reserves where the flamingos nest. In Rio Lagartos, try a baño maya – float in a pond so salty that you can sit in it, and still float. After that you will be covered with mud so full of minerals your skin will feel smooth as silk afterwards... a great treatment after a few days in the sun.


Food in Yucatan

Cacao originated in southern Mexico. It is an essential ingredient in Mexican cooking. While you are here, try mole, a delicious chicken dish served with an almost black sauce made of cacao. There are several shops selling homemade chocolate made from local cacao and even a cacao museum.


Traveling with Children

If you travel with children you might like to enjoy a day at Rio Salvaje, a water park about 20 minutes from the hotel. You can also visit the Centennario Zoo in Merida or the Animaya Animal Park just outside of the city.


From Here to ...?

Progreso, a popular little town down the beach, has cruiseships that dock twice a week. If you would like to combine your stay here in Yucatan with a trip to Cuba or the Caribbean side of the peninsula, you could jump on of those for a one week voyage. Or you can use your stay at Flamingos Inn as a jumping off point to visit other parts of southern Mexico like Chiapas, Tabasco or even Belize.


A World of Choices

There are so many things to do here! You can go sportfishing, take Spanish lessons, play golf, join local chefs to learn to cook authentic Yucatecan dishes, go windsurfing, or just explore this incredibly interesting part of the world.


Best of all, you can do nothing, and no one will disturb you!