We arrived by a small 6 seat airplane a wonderful way to start our experience. We proceeded by boat( very rustic) to our island , the trip by boat takes about 20 min . The island consists of 3 cabins and a main house for eating . The island is no bigger than a football field. Our guide Rey was amazing! We do not speak any Spanish but he carried around his dictionary and was very good at communicating. We went snorkelling, river tour and a tour of the kuna Indians island, all very good. The kuna island was very humbling. Mostly huts with dirt floors and most had out houses over the ocean. The people are very friendly and always smiling.
The only negative I have about the trip is the huts could be kept up a bit, the bathrooms are run down and a net a night would be nice. Some beach towels would of made it more comfortable as we were given one towel for three days. The food was just ok, I wasn't expecting 5 star but I thought we might have some fruit and vegetables but in 3 days we had none. Our first morning meal was a hot dog and fried bananas ummmm not what I expected.
Bring flashlight, book, crib board and own snorkel gear.
Overall a wonderful relaxing three day adventure !
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dad Ibe Lodge is located in a private island. Owned and operated by a Kuna Indigenous Family. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Dad Ibe Hotel San Blas Islands