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Akwadup Lodge

Akwadup, Panama
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Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We had a really amazing time at the lodge! Daniel and Helena are super accommodating and were constantly checking in to see if everything was okay. Be aware though this place is definitely "rustic" as Daniel described to us before we arrived. You are not going to be living in the lap of luxury here but I'm not sure that... More 

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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27 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

I am not the most demanding person in the world and I can live with the basic. For me it was pure heaven and the lodge was perfect but I will point some things that other people might find helpful. 1. Learn Spanish. No one speaks English there 2. Mosquitos are everywhere and they are invisible. you will feel it... More 

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Milano, Italia
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We had a great time in Awadup Lodge thank to the fantastic staff! The place is great and the people are so nice: Jasmine, Adonai and Ro... are amazing cooker with special dishes every day, Eric and Antonio are great guides. Antonio is taking care of the guests with such a nice way that at the end it's hard to... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

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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27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

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

First we want to thank you for your comments in first place we wish to clarify several important points Kuna Yala is a rustic and basic place around, the rate used is calculated to cover costs and offer good service in a remote place with difficult access you have probably found something damaged, it may be true because it is... More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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39 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
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 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 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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36 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014 via mobile

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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