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3.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Playon Chico | Kuna Yala, 0838, Panama
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Yandup Island Lodge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Nipomo, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
28 helpful votes 28 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
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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

13 reviews 13 reviews
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

Hackensack, New Jersey
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68 reviews 68 reviews
11 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

My husband, 9 year old daughter and I just came back from a 4 night stay. What a wonderful experience. The area is beautiful, though the trip there on a tiny plane was a little scary. We stayed in an overwater cabin with the waves crashing under us. The room was fine for the amount of time we spent there.... More

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We had an amazing 2 night stay in Yandup Lodge. This is definitely the type of place to go if you want to turn off the cell phones, get away from it all, and fall asleep with the sound of waves. Do not expect luxurious rooms, nice bathrooms, and tvs because that is not what the Kuna Islands are about.... More

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Hawthorn Woods, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We were assisted by Panama Unlimited in narrowing our choice as where to stay in San Blas, and they highly recommended Yandup. We came as a family of 3, as well as with my in-laws. We had a wonderful time, and are very glad we chose Yandup. If you are looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of... More

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Gatineau, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We stayed at this lodge for 2 nights. We stayed in one of the overwater cabanas which is very roomy for 2 people, but found it a bit dark, especially at night. Only 2 lights one in the bathroon and one in the bedroom. There are solar lights out there, but they still don't illumnate things very well, so coming... More

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Los Angeles, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

This small resort in the San Blas Islands, run by a family of well educated Kuna family, offers a dream spot to combine vacation in a Caribbean paradise with the cultural interest of learning about the Kuna population in the San Blas. Only less than a dozen traditional cabanas facing the sea, good food, boats to take you snorkeling in... More

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42 reviews 42 reviews
4 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014 via mobile

We stayed 4 nights on Yandup and would like to have stayed longer. It was so nice to get away from phones, wifi, and all the other amenities of the modern world. The meals served were wonderful and the staff was outstanding. The morning boat outings to snorkel on the different surrounding islands were great. Note: at first we were... 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*
Also Known As:
Yandup Island Hotel San Blas Islands

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Yandup Island Lodge is the perfect getaway in the Caribbean of the Kuna Indians, in the San Blas Archipelago. Perfect place to relax in a hammock, enjoy the sea breeze and the sound of the waves and birds. In this private island with coconut palms, surrounded by coral reefs and a small beach you will be treated as kings and queens in one of our six lovely and comfortable cabins in front of the sea. ... more   less 
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