We spent 5 nights at Anbabnega in Feb. and I can't rave enough about our experience. Everyone is so friendly and helpful it took some getting used to! Marcela was so helpful, even before the trip started! She was kind enough to call and help me arrange transport from Panama City to the island. She went above and beyond the call of duty throughout our entire stay. The first three days we shared the lodge with other tourists and visited some really beautiful islands. On our third night staff and other tourists joined in for a fun night of music and singing (we had guitars with us, music really is the universal language). Our last two nights we had the lodge to ourselves and Marcela let us go on our own schedule each day on our excursions (which are included with the price of the stay along with the meals). Needle island is particularly beautiful. Jose gives great tours of the Carti Tupile village, as well as surrounding islands. Marcela is a wonderful hostess and shares interesting stories of life on the island with her visitors each night at dinner. The Kuna on the island are friendly and it is a real treat to be able to stay on this island. The views are spectacular and the service you receive at the lodge is fantastic. We can't wait to visit again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Anbabnega Lodge is a beautiful 10-room eco-friendly hotel nestled on an island inhabited by Kuna Indians, living as they have for hundreds of years. The structure was built by the Kuna people using traditional materials, but has the conveniences of running water (showers/toilets) and solar powered lighting. Three delicious meals and daily trips to see other beautiful islands are included in our prices. We have staff that speaks English, Spanish, French, and Kuna. Anbabnega Lodge is not a five star resort! We provide basic comforts and the opportunity to explore the beautiful islands of Kuna Yala while also experiencing Kuna life and culture. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Anbabnega Hotel Carti Tupile
- Anbabnega Lodge Panama/San Blas Islands - Carti Tupile