Loved the Yandup Island Lodge! This is a must, if you are traveling in Panama. By far, the highlight of our trip to Panama. The Kuna Indian staff were so warm and friendly. We stayed in a cabana over the water for two nights. We were there in the height of rainy season, but the only rainstorm we had was enjoyable to watch from our two hammocks on the wraparound deck of our romantic thatched roof hut. The meals were delicious and the food was abundant.
Leo showed my husband how they catch Lobster on one of our daily snorkeling trips. He also loaned my husband the use of his own personal dugout canoe to paddle around the island. On the day we left, Leo took the bracelet off of his own wrist and tied it onto my husband's wrist. This is how genuinely spiritual and sweet these people are.
This place was so beautiful, we thought we had died and gone to
We booked our cabana by phone from our hotel in Panama City and someone came right to our hotel to collect the payment. They picked us up at the small airstrip in Playon Chico in dugout canoes! A trip of a lifetime, really!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Yandup Island Hotel San Blas Islands