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Akwadup Lodge

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Reviewed 24 April 2012

Imagine arriving by canoe at a small island and being welcomed by smiling Kuna ladies wearing traditonal costumes with molas and beads. Once you're installed in one of the six comfortable rustic cabins, had a stroll around the small island, or been on an interesting excursion, you will eat a wonderful lunch. If you like fish and seafood, you won't...

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Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 2 April 2012

The red huts over the blue sea are out of a magazine's feature cover story. The huts, rustic but elegant, had everything that you need (except hot water) for a cell phone free vacation where you can only rest on the hammock while listening to the waves, read, talk and watch the starts at night. Although not inexpensive, the friendly...

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london
Reviewed 6 March 2012

Adwadup lodge was amazing. We were the only people on this little island staying in one of 7 cabins overlooking the water. Could walk around the island in 10 minutes. Lovely friendly staff who provided meals (good fish) and drinks and whatever we asked for, and guide who took us to neighbouring islands to see villages, see and learn about...

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1Thank hattie d
amsterdam area, the netherlands
Reviewed 1 March 2012

The last two nights of our 14 days visit to Panama we stayed in cabana 1 of the Akwadup Lodge, an absolutely unforgettable experience. After a warm welcome we got acquainted with a type of life that we only knew from hear say. During our stay in Panama we have visited many places of interest but the Akwadup Lodge was...

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2Thank verwoord
Kingston, Canada
Reviewed 16 November 2011

We spent three nights here as part of our vacation in Panama and this place is amazing. The staff are wonderful. Many thanks to Juan who was our translator and guide and our friend while in the islands with the Kuna people. We had an entire day with the island to ourselves. The food was plentiful and delicious. Expect conditions...

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3Thank GreyMatter274
Lilburn, Georgia
Reviewed 6 July 2011

This place is great! We flew in from Panama City and were greeted by Daniel and his aide. We hopped into our little boat and enjoyed the short ride to the tiny island that holds seven green huts perched over the ocean. The huts are primitive, which adds to the charm of the place. They are very clean and have...

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5Thank cmac1101
Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 23 June 2011

My travel companions and I spent 3 nights at the Akwadup Lodge at the end of a 16 day vacation in Costa Rica and Panama, and this was the highlight of the entire trip. The experience was unforgettably wonderful. With proper preparation and mindset Kuna --- (and especially Akwadup Lodge) can be an extremely rewarding experience.

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3Thank darryl27
Dover, New Hampshire
Reviewed 26 May 2011

Each day at Akwadup Lodge was an amazing experience. The staff was absolutely the best. It is not unusual for them to go out of their way to make special arrangements to meet everyone's needs. Initially we made reservations at Dad Ibe Lodge, but when we arrived at Dad Ibe, there was no room available for us. The boat driver...

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3Thank Zelda68
Northern NJ
Reviewed 21 February 2011

I expected Akwadup to be rustic - after all, it *is* San Blas where everything is rustic. I guess I was hoping things would be a bit more "upscale" rustic - since we'd been told that this was the best in San Blas. First, the positives: The location is beautiful. A tiny speck of an island less than a mile...

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5Thank TheDogAteMyHomework
Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 21 November 2010

I just returned from vacation in Panama, which included a 2-night stay at Akwadup. They met me at the airstrip and took me by boat to the island. The resort is owned by the chief of the Achutupu community (same with other Uaguinega hotels). There was an entire staff there just for me and the one other guest who was...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
If you want the ocean breeze in a welcoming place, far away from your city and life’s stress, let me help,I would like to tell you about a special place in central America, off the Caribbean coast of Panama.we belong to the Kuna indigenous people and are the owners of two palm fringed eco-tourist lodges on islands in Kuna Yala, meaning Kuna territory (also known as the san Blas Islands). The names of these highly regarded resorts are UAGUINEGA (winner of an International Business award) and AKWADUP, they are on small coral reefs close to the island of Achutupu which has one of the most traditional Kuna cultures, little changed over the centuries. Our guided tours will take you to watch the native women making their world renowned molas; at your selection you may wish to take a trip up river into the rainforest. Enjoy the snorkelling, swimming, or just relax in a palm shaded hammock. At night under the moon and shining stars.We are waiting to greet you. The Kuna dance, culture, stories and enjoyable,unique experience are sure to stay in your memory. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Akwadup Lodge

Address: Akwadup, Panama
Region: Panama > Guna Yala Region > San Blas Islands
Price Range: ₹ 6,394 - ₹ 9,688 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Akwadup Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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“Great views, terrible bed bugs”
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randgalt, 15 Apr 2017 | Read review
“all are over-water huts and pretty much the same (rustic and amazing). For four people, we asked for two huts and this worked well.”
birtukan, 3 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Cabin 7 probably has the best view.”
Lis100, 3 Jan 2016 | Read review
“My tip would be to prepare very very good against mosquitos !!! we got bit like 200 times although we had spray !”
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Chris_Ka_87, 4 Jul 2013 | Read review
“Every room is the same!”
Cvalen, 31 May 2012 | Read review
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