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Lake Como, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

The place is WONDERFUL. Different from any other Caribbean place. I have been to el Caribe many times, but never in a hut on the beach! If you love luxury, this is NOT for you, but if you love adventure, peace, nature....go there! My husband and I rented a hut on the beach and spent two nights at Franklin's. Kuna... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

Absolutely beautiful tiny island surrounded by perfect blue seas, filled with friendly travelers and some nice locals. Super basic amenities, sand floor huts right on the edge of the beach. Arranged for this trip at Luna's Castle in Panama City. It was $90 roundtrip with jeep & boat, and we stopped at a grocery store on the way to stock... More 

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1 Thank Joey W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016 via mobile

I booked to stay at Franklins through Mamallena (a hostel in Panama City). Here they have all of the information about the different islands and call and make the bookings for you. It was a lot cheaper than going through other adventure companies. Here is the run down of our costs per person: - $60 return 4WD trip that picks... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016

Everything from the ride over to the island to the stay was great. The accommodations are simple....huts w sand flooring, basic bed and a sheet, but that's what we were looking for. The island is small and you can walk around the whole thing in 5 minutes. The sand is white, the water a beautiful and clear blue/green and the... More 

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1 Thank Lorena J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

The small Franklin island divided to two hostels. I stayed at Cabañas Senidup in the northern side. They offer both dorm and private rooms, 3 meals, cold sodas and beer, toilets and showers (with brackish water), hammocks, volleyball court, islands tours, and of course - amazing white sand beach, clear shallow ocean with beautiful reef! I recommend snorkeling on the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Island is very nice. But small and up to 95 beds!! impossible to stay on hight season. Franklin and other staff are very unfriendly. They only care about money. Food really bad. No fresh fish, bad rice... I DO NOT RECOMEND THIS ISLAND

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

When we were there the island was very quiet. It is a great place to relax and enjoy the amazing scenery. It is very basic and the food is OK, but that's all part of the experience! I wouldn't recommend it for families or couples, but for solo travelers it is a nice choice when visiting San Blas.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I made a big mistake when I bought the package deal at some expensive hotel in Casco Viejo. I paid 300 USD cash, when I should have paid half of it, at least! Just because I was travelling alone, Mr Franklin (Kuna elder) didn't allow me to leave the island unless I would find a group to go along. The... More 

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Baden, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We stayed on Franklin`s Island for three nights. When we arrived we had perfect sunny weather, it felt like arriving in paradise. The bungalows are basic, but very cute. Beds old but I slept really good, as you can hear the ocean. The island is small and all covered in white sand and plamtrees. The water is amazingly beautiful clear.... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Love the small beach at Franklin's; white sand blue waters. You are staying on the island with the indigenous. The hut is basic with very used mattress. Please note that there is no flush in the toilet. You have to bring a pail of water to the toilet and rush your doings.... It not a five star resort for sure,... More 

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Address: 1 Franklin St. | Franklin Island, Panama
Location: Panama > Guna Yala Region > San Blas Islands
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