We're worldwide campers (deserts, mountains, rainforest) but this was the most miserable camping trip I have ever had. We were there in December, when the bugs aren't supposed to be bad, but even when we climbed in the tent,leaving the mosquitoes behind, we had no-see-ums that bit all exposed skin all night. After two nights "camping" (we left first thing in the morning and came back only in time for bed), I had over 80 bites, most of them from chiggers in the grass. And yes, I used insect spray.
So, here's my helpful tips if you go: if you can help it, don't camp near the edges of the campground where there are trees that harbour the mosquitoes. The "walk-in" sites closest to the beach are beautiful but were too windy when we were there. There is a restaurant that's newly opened at Flamingo but it doesn't open until 11 am so don't count on it for morning coffee. The place is strikingly beautiful though....
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on the ocean with views of Florida Bay. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Flamingo Campground Hotel Everglades National Park
- Flamingo Hotel Fl