Our vision is to see the Garifuna culture just as vibrant and alive in 25 years as it is today. We plan on making this a reality by sharing our culture with the world in a sustainable way. Also by being hands on with the social issues in our community.
We started out in 2003 as one of the night life ‘hot spots’ in Roatan. After the Flores sisters took a leap of faith and moved from New York to Roatan in 2011 they’re eyes were opened to an evolving need. Shortly after, the unanimous decision was made to change directions and reopen as a cultural center. Today they are activists of the Garifuna community with their most active effort being the making of a Garifuna documentary, Anichugu: Our Garifuna Story.
Meet the Team
It’s a family affair at Flamingo Cultural Center. The Flores family are continuing the legacy left behind by Garifuna matriarch, Mariana Garcia.
Founder & CEO
Mauricio Flores, a Punta Gorda native, migrated to the U.S. in the 1980’s to raise his family. He comes from a long line of community activists and entrepreneurs. Mr. Flores enjoys sharing his wisdom and childhood memories with the FCC team.
Audrey Flores was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She graduated from CUNY Baruch College in 2011 with a degree in corporate communication. Audrey decided to put her degree and experience to use in her parents hometown by spearheading the daily operations of the center.
Nora Flores was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She was the first of the Flores siblings to move to Roatan in 2011. Nora applies her love for culinary arts to the FCC kitchen and her expertise in event planning are exemplified by the presentation at FCC.