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Yandup Island Lodge

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3.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Playon Chico | Kuna Yala, 0838, Panama
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had booked two nights here in November 2014 and don't have a lot of good things to say about it. Here were the problems: Reservations: Initially we were told that we could have one night in an overwater cabin and one night in an oceanfront sea cabin as the overwater cabins were all booked for the... More 

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Houston, Texas
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50 hotel reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yandup has glow worms! While snorkeling or looking down into the water outside your cabana at night you can see them swirling like white stars in the currents! The food is amazingly good, though portions are small. Meal times are inflexibly scheduled. Menus are set and, happily for us, usually featured some sort of fresh seafood -- fish, lobster, and... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We had 2 nights at Yandud Island Lodge, which we found perfect. Having left our hotel in Panama at 4.45, we arrived at Yandup in time for breakfast, having experienced a wonderful flight in a Cessna 208 with exceptional l views. (If you can leave any unneeded luggage in Panama it would be advisable, as you ARE charged for bags... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
31 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

First an admission. I'm really interested in indigenous American cultures. I have wanted to visit Kuna Yala for some time and I finally had the opportunity to visit with my two late teen sons in August 2014. I would go if we had to sleep on a boat or in a hammock strung up in a local store. All things... More 

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Milan, Italy
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39 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The place is fantastic. It's real paradisiac and savage even supposed to be an uncivilized land . It's also very easy to get there if you take the plane to playon chico with air panama . But as you get there you Could feel like trapped in a desert land and people of the staff are not used to Have... More 

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PrYa08, Owner at Yandup Island Lodge, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for taking your time to write a review. We are sad you didn't enjoy our lodge and we apologize for any inconvenience. We are truly surprised about receiving a bad service and the perception that our staff is only looking to earn more money, as one of our most frequent positive comments is on the great... More 

Portland, Oregon
4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

My husband, our three year old, and I really enjoyed our four nights at the lodge. The lodge is very rustic and removed from the modern world, which is part of the appeal. We enjoyed the opportunity to be far from the hustle and bustle of the cities and normal tourist-industrial complex. The morning trip to the snorkeling beach was... More 

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Nipomo, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We booked two nights at the Yandup Lodge after reading the glowing reviews and were not disappointed. If you are planning on visiting San Blas, this is the place to go! Disclaimers though that this is not an exclusive lounge around beach resort with a party nightlife. Yandup is an experience for those who want to disconnect and experience some... More 

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Oakland, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We just returned from 3 days at Yandup. Originally, we had planned on 2 days there, but it was so wonderful we extended our stay - and would have stayed on longer if we could have done so but my husband had to return to our home in California. The flight from Albrook Airport, Panama City's domestic terminal, leaves very... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We just returned from Yandup. One of the worst Lodges we ever stayed in our lives. We are European, world travelers. The reviews totally misled us . We were not seeking for any sophistication or modern coms , but given all the reviews and the price, we were expecting a comfortable room with a decent / clean bathroom area. Curtains... More 

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PrYa08, Owner at Yandup Island Lodge, responded to this review

Dear guest, We are really sorry to learn about a bad experience at our lodge, we would like to apologize for any inconvenience. There’s no excuse if you found dirty rooms, however, it is important to be aware that due to the conditions and distance of the location there are some things that are very hard to manage, for example... More 

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5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed at Yandop island Lodge for 2 nights last March. The location is secluded therefore very quiet and the island is very tiny and has a very small white sand beach. I would recommend for a short stay only if you are looking for some relaxing time, reading, swimming etc. The lodges are reasonably comfortable but... More 

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PrYa08, Owner at Yandup Island Lodge, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for taking a time to review the lodge as it helps us get better. We want to address some of the issues brought up. You are absolutely right about how hard is getting produce to the island. Since most of Kuna agriculture is for family use only, we need to send everything from Panama by plane... More 

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Address: Playon Chico | Kuna Yala, 0838, Panama
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Location: Panama > Guna Yala Region > San Blas Islands
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Yandup Island Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Yandup Island Hotel San Blas Islands

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