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Rio Sidra, San Blas, Panama
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

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... More 

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Chengdu, China
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6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 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... More 

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Austin, Texas
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23 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 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... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 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... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Kuanidup was an amazing experience and neat was to see the ocean and really enjoy it. The beach is beautiful on the tiny island with white sand and blue water. If you normal eat more than just a small plate of food make sure to bring lots of snacks cause they feed you the bare minimum and only when it's... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Reading some of these negative reviews made me disappointed, as I completely disagree and have nothing but GREAT things to say! Of course, people have different expectations on lodging and service, and different definitions of vacation and experience. If you are seeking to experience a new culture in a rustic paradise, learn how others live a simple and beautiful life,... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

This place is not for everyone. If you are expecting a resort, dont come here. If you are appalled at the thought of flushing a toilet with a bucket of salt water, stay away. If you need constant electricity and room service, you will not enjoy Kuanidup. However, if you like a secluded sandy beach with warm turquoise waters and... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

The location is certainly beautiful but the poor facilities make it difficult to enjoy an extended stay. We did expect basic facilities and yet were disappointed by what was offered and the lack of attention/little touches to make the stay more enjoyable. The mini-island is very cute but absolutely packed with huts so there is not really that much space... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

The setting is absolutely spectacular; super white sand beaches and deep turquoise waters. No beefs at all with the people on the island; we had fun with the Kuna people. BUT be ready for some Spartan conditions. Sand floors in the huts, bathroom where you bring salt water from barrels outside to flush the toilets (but this facility is upscale... More 

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Address: Rio Sidra, San Blas, Panama
Location: Panama > Guna Yala Region > San Blas Islands
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Kuanidup Hotel San Blas Islands

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