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Kuanidup

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 7 April 2015

beautiful island very happy with our choice booked through panama travel unlimited rained a bit and we had to switch kabanas due to a leak sand floors so hard to keep bed clean but its an island so not bad bathrooms /toilets were ok- bucket flush the water for showering is brownish but ok for a couple of days the...

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
Reviewed 26 March 2015 via mobile

We didn't want to stay in the backpack islands so this one seemed to stand out (mainly due to its price). As a couple you pay 2x single price so no real advantage and the stay/food is very basic. But that's why where we got there for. Only 1 other guest on the island so for $180/night we basically had...

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Miami Beach, Florida
Reviewed 17 March 2015

yes 4199 all i9ncluded ... pick up hotel, transfer, water taxi, beach hut, meals , -except drinks .. a very good experience on a paradise island kuanidup.com next time will extend with their all included sailing trip ...SanBlasSailing.com note the $22 indian taxes to be paid locally

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Belo Horizonte, MG
Reviewed 22 February 2015

This is one of the hundreads islands in San Blas. The hosts are very disorganized and never talk clearly, the food is not enough and terrible (make sure you bring your own stuff and it is going to be perfect). This is not a place for those who needs confort or luxury, but it is a must go. Shared "toilets",...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 19 February 2015

Kuanidup is a once in a lifetime adventure. We'd read a bunch of reviews and decided it was an adventure worth taking. My sister-in-law and I spent 2 days/nights as part of my 40th birthday celebration. It is a major adventure in every aspect from getting there/back to sleeping huts and dining. We had a blast! Kuanidup is not for...

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 25 January 2015

The island was amazing. You walked around it in 2-3 minutes. I often travelled in very basic accomodation and it's a part of the experience. (the cabana's floor is sand and you "shower" with a bucket of rain water. The food was not great. Cold rice, a little salad and something "so called" seafood. Obviously not fresh. There was fresh...

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4Thank MCBworld
Reviewed 6 December 2014 via mobile

It doesn't get much closer to paradise. San Blas Islands are a group of Virgin Islands just 2 hours away from Panama. The Kuna Yalas are kind people who make you feel at home. No cel signal, limited night light and the natural setting make up for an ideal relaxing vacation. Jose seeking to really get away from everyday stress...

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Chengdu, China
Reviewed 23 October 2014

This is rustic but it's everything you need. If you like to relax on islands without all the distractions of technology then this is where you go. This recharges and refreshes even the most worn down of people. If you are picky about food and lodging go to a higher end place and island but this was perfect for my...

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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 14 September 2014

LAM Tours, $50 per person, 3 out of 5 Stars, Land Rover 4×4 drive you the 3 hours from PC to San Blas and also organize the island / boat you are going to. Chichima island only one family, $20 per person per night, 3 out of 5 stars, includes room and food the boat road is another $30 per...

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Reviewed 9 July 2014

It just isn't apples to apples to compare this with a traditional hotel or even hostel. The San Blas are a one-of-a-kind place and Kuanidup gives you a one-of-a-kind experience, albeit very rustic. I had educated myself somewhat before I went, so I knew not to expect most modern amenities. If you're researching San Blas here on Trip Advisor, then...

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  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
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Additional Information about Kuanidup

Address: Rio Sidra, San Blas, Panama
Region: Panama > Guna Yala Region > San Blas Islands
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Kuanidup Hotel San Blas Islands
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“Spending the night? select the 1st hut right to left. it has waterproof ceiling.”
mariaaW1247RV, 18 May 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are equally good. We personally liked the ones further from the dining area and the showers better.”
MK-worldwide, 22 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Choose the backside of the island where the view isn't as great, but the ocean breeze blasts through your room at night.”
  • View from beachfront cabanas
sivartyad, 23 Aug 2015 | Read review
“beach hut ...not hotel !!”
veronicacassar, 16 Mar 2015 | Read review
“There are no differences among the cabinets and they do not let you choose. The sheets are always dirty, if you care a lot, bring your own. Take it as an adventurous trip.”
Lulonobra, 22 Feb 2015 | Read review
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