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Kuna Yala | El Porvenir, Panama
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

if you want a great experience and learn about kuna culture, staying at this lodge provided an opportunity to stay in a kuna community and interract with the people close hand. orlando diaz was a great guide, patient and facilitated interraction with kuna artisans. the lodge is rustic but reasonably comfortable and is being remodeled.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2011

We knew before that the hotel was very basic with a cold shower, no locks on the door and almost no privacy. That's not such a problem, but the toilet didn't flush and the light was not working too. When we reported this to the manager he filled up the water reservoir from the toilet with a bucket of water.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2011

We were 6 people and some of us stayed in the 2nd floor and some in the ground level. We had trouble with the manager on our first day because the toilet on the 2nd floor collapsed and the water flooded our room at the ground level. I can be understanding in that situation because I was aware that hotels... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2011

Our guide was very friendly and patient and guided us to the nearby islands. Although is kind of a busy island (houses everywhere and no beach), its a good place to explore the other islands. Especcialy if you speak spanish, the guide can tell you everything about the surroundings and history. The rooms are clean, large and have (cold) shower... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2011

We stayed here for nearly 5 nights and is was a thrilling cultural experience. You are basically staying in the village along with the Kuna people, who live in fairly crowded conditions. The cleanliness was not up to North American standards. But I did not find it to be unsanitary, rather just rustic. Rarely in life do we get a... More 

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2010

This is not a place for anyone who is squeamish. There are no real locks at the "hotel"or in your private rooms. There is no front desk to answer your questions and you are basically alone at night. No hot water and there is only electricity between 6-10 p.m. I didn't mind this as we were tired from our day... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2010

We stayed here in a building that was literally being eaten by termites; so much so that when someone walked on the floor above us, termite dust fell down on us and if we were sleeping, it fell on our faces. Private bathroom, cold water (which is fine), but the bathroom was not clean. Sheets were not clean and were... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2010

We arrived at the lodge on dec 31th 2009; the Kuna indians had a party for 4 days. The party was directly under our window and the smoke of their fires filled our room. It was not possible to sleep under those circumstances. The beds and bedroom were clean, but very basic. We left after an hour... Under normal circumstances... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2007

I thought this was a great hotel, on the whole. I had a room with a private bath and granted, it was basic, but it was all I expected and much more. I was picked up by boat in El Proviner at the airport by Orlando, who works for the hotel and he was an outstanding guide. Food was more... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2006

San Blas is a nice place to go to Panamá, but these hotel is not nice, first: 1. Not Clean 2. The food was awful you pay for the 3 meals because in the price its included. 3. In the hotel you see rats A BIG ONES 4. IF you stay in your room you listen all the things that... More 

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Address: Kuna Yala | El Porvenir, Panama
Location: Panama > Guna Yala Region > San Blas Islands
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Kuna Niskua Hotel San Blas Islands

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