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Akwadup Lodge

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Akwadup, Panama
Akwadup Lodge
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The people were very nice and you will learn a lot about the Kuna life. You should definitely go on all the excursions. Our guide on the first day spoke good English. When they realized my partner spoke Spanish, they sent us out on the second day with a guide who only spoke Spanish. It worked out ok since we... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Rustic and basic lodge. Most of the lamps in our lodge did not work. The shower head was broken. Be aware that there is only cold water. The food was very basic and lacked any kind of spices. They did not have any fish or prawns which we had hoped for. Perhaps we were unlucky having stayed only two nights.... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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13 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We had not booked to go to Akwadup but as there was some problem with our original lodge at Sapibenega and it had been closed together with all of the lodges around Playon Chico, we were delighted that our agent Daniel at Panama Travel Corp had been able to re-organise us to stay at Akwadup. We were there for 6... More 

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Our voyage to the lodge was very memorable. We flew in a small plane with a few tourist and mostly local Kuna people, headed to the Achutupu airport. We dropped people off a one stop (Playa Chica), we proceeded for a 15 minute flight to Achutupu. Anselmo and Juan met us at the boat dock and once he was satisfied... More 

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014 via mobile

As travelers, we welcome surprises. even the bad ones, because we know, it's just a part of the whole experience. San Blas islands may not be for everyone. It is raw, undeveloped, and different. Exactly my kind of place. Endless little islands, crystal clear waters and an underwater world, that will take your breath away. And the more raw your... More 

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Akwadup-lodge, Propietario at Akwadup Lodge, responded to this review

good morning and blessings, First we want to thank you for your review on tripadvisor this really helps us to improve our service either good or bad. At the same time I also want to apologize to the problems that occurred in the trip that caused annoyance. travel by boat: in all messages that we send to our customers always... More 

Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We just spent two days/two nights at Akwadup and we loved it! First of all, the arrival at Ashutupo airport is amazing: you are welcomed by Anselmo, a very nice person and authentic Kuna. He loves his country and want you to know the best of it. The cabins are perfect, clean, spacious and with better comfort I was expecting.... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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7 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

An overall good experience. The cabanas arespacious and cute, but do not expect full maid service or to have fresh towels everyday. The food ranges from absolute delicious fresh fish, to mixed casserole of days old leftovers. This is not to discourage going, but to set the right frame of mind. The staff is really willing to please and a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

We loved our time at this lodge. The quarters, while basic, had everything we needed and our guide Horacio and other Kuna people we met were very helpful and sweet. We enjoyed the birdwatching and the daily guided tours, but this is mostly a place to just relax and get away from it all. Bring a book or some playing... More 

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Akwadup-lodge, Propietario at Akwadup Lodge, responded to this review

greetings from Akwadup We greatly appreciate your opinion about our lodge, we just like to clarify a small point regarding our aquarium, from the day of your visit few weeks before we had finished the preparation of the aquarium in the first phase, is not really eazy to take care of it 24 hours, we had some clients asking us... More 

Puerto Rico
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Best place to relax and disconnect from the city....just go and let them to be the hosts, guides, and even chef! Had a great time with my family in July 2013 and will always remember the Kuna friends.

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Panama
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

I went with my mum for two nights. The facilities available are definitely nicer than in the rest of San Blas. There is a proper bathroom with tiles, a shower, sink and mirror. This is not something that you will find in other places. The beds were comfortable with mosquito nets. You get a nice ocean view from each room,... More 

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