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Kuanidup

Rio Sidra, San Blas, Panama
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a week to spend in San Blas and contacted one of the Kuna (or Guna) operated car services that come pick you up at the airport to take you to San Blas and back. Firstly, this guy named Armando (beware) had told us it was going to be $150 for a private car for the back and forth... More 

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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading countless posts, blogs and websites in preparation for our trip to San Blas, I found very little information to be accurate in comparison to what we actually encountered during our 3-night visit to Guanidup (often listed online as Kuanidup) island, thus, a full overview of our FANTASTIC experience at Guanidup follows. We travelled from Panama City to the... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Be aware! If they tell all the excursions and non alcoholic (like Coca cola) are included - they are not! Price is random we payed 3$ per beer 2.50$ per Coke another girl 2.50$ for both. For almost every island they brought us they charged us between 2 and 6$. Also check the weather or talk to other guestes what... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I've been raving about this trip since returning a week ago, so thought I'd share the love. It's funny reading different reviews, as some people seem to have gone with mad expectations. This is a tiny island - 12 huts - and they're basic...like really basic - think walls made of sticks with gaps in between. But you're not there... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 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... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 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",... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 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... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 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... More 

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