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amsterdam area, the netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2012

The last two nights of our 14 days visit to Panama we stayed in cabana 1 of the Akwadup Lodge, an absolutely unforgettable experience. After a warm welcome we got acquainted with a type of life that we only knew from hear say. During our stay in Panama we have visited many places of interest but the Akwadup Lodge was... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2011

We spent three nights here as part of our vacation in Panama and this place is amazing. The staff are wonderful. Many thanks to Juan who was our translator and guide and our friend while in the islands with the Kuna people. We had an entire day with the island to ourselves. The food was plentiful and delicious. Expect conditions... More 

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Lilburn, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2011

This place is great! We flew in from Panama City and were greeted by Daniel and his aide. We hopped into our little boat and enjoyed the short ride to the tiny island that holds seven green huts perched over the ocean. The huts are primitive, which adds to the charm of the place. They are very clean and have... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2011

My travel companions and I spent 3 nights at the Akwadup Lodge at the end of a 16 day vacation in Costa Rica and Panama, and this was the highlight of the entire trip. The experience was unforgettably wonderful. With proper preparation and mindset Kuna --- (and especially Akwadup Lodge) can be an extremely rewarding experience.

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Dover, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2011

Each day at Akwadup Lodge was an amazing experience. The staff was absolutely the best. It is not unusual for them to go out of their way to make special arrangements to meet everyone's needs. Initially we made reservations at Dad Ibe Lodge, but when we arrived at Dad Ibe, there was no room available for us. The boat driver... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2011

I expected Akwadup to be rustic - after all, it *is* San Blas where everything is rustic. I guess I was hoping things would be a bit more "upscale" rustic - since we'd been told that this was the best in San Blas. First, the positives: The location is beautiful. A tiny speck of an island less than a mile... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2010

I just returned from vacation in Panama, which included a 2-night stay at Akwadup. They met me at the airstrip and took me by boat to the island. The resort is owned by the chief of the Achutupu community (same with other Uaguinega hotels). There was an entire staff there just for me and the one other guest who was... More 

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milan, italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2010

I stayed at the Akwadup Lodge in southern San Blas for 3 days. I enjoyed a lot, accomation is basic but fascinating (rooms directly on the sea!) , food is oggod but they have to variate somewhat introducing meat too (after 3 days of lobster you dream a pizza!). I had wonderful snorkeling at ACQUA NASAD and KAI NURA, really... More 

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Cetnral Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2010

It was a great pleasure to stay here. Rooms, food, location, and attention to detail was superb. In addition to our group of 17 having an island to ourselves, the staff and guides created memorable experiences with the Kuna people, snorkeling in coral reefs, exploring mainland areas. Food was excellent and imaginative. I would recommend it highly!!!

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Pennsylvania, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2010

Upfront apologies for poor spelling--just returned from a great trip to Panama and wanted to write this review right away. Akwadup is accesable only by boat from the closest airstrip served by Panama Airways. It is about an hour by air from Panama City. The Lodge, about 15 minutes by boat from the airstip, is owned and operated by a... More 

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  • Beachfront
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
If you want the ocean breeze in a welcoming place, far away from your city and life’s stress, let me help,I would like to tell you about a special place in central America, off the Caribbean coast of Panama.we belong to the Kuna indigenous people and are the owners of two palm fringed eco-tourist lodges on islands in Kuna Yala, meaning Kuna territory (also known as the san Blas Islands). The names of these highly regarded resorts are UAGUINEGA (winner of an International Business award) and AKWADUP, they are on small coral reefs close to the island of Achutupu which has one of the most traditional Kuna cultures, little changed over the centuries. Our guided tours will take you to watch the native women making their world renowned molas; at your selection you may wish to take a trip up river into the rainforest. Enjoy the snorkelling, swimming, or just relax in a palm shaded hammock. At night under the moon and shining stars.We are waiting to greet you. The Kuna dance, culture, stories and enjoyable,unique experience are sure to stay in your memory. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Akwadup Lodge

Address: Akwadup, Panama
Location: Panama > Guna Yala Region > San Blas Islands
Price Range: $50 - $104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Akwadup Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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