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Yandup Island Lodge

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

After a short trip by plane from Panamá city we arrived to Playón Chico where a boat from the lidge was waiting for us. After a few minutes we arrived to Yandup Lodge: Two cabins for our family. We had the opportunity to experience the visit to the Comunidad and their Cemetery. Very impressive experience, both. We also enjoyed our... More 

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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

We took Air Panama 40 min. flight on a Cessna- 8 person plane from Albrook to Playon Chico and there was Tomas, waiting for us to take us to the Lodge on a boat. It took us about 5 min and there it was...Paradise! The owner, David, is half Guna and half Spaniard. All staff is Guna and they are... More 

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Naches, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

From the moment you arrive, you are in paradise. Our guides and hosts were amazing and really catered to all the guests. The excursions are so wonderful, we just can't say enough about how beautiful it is. Rustic huts over the water are tranquil and comfortable. The tour of the Kuna village was very informative. We had no issue with... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

A 30 minute plane ride and a 5 minute boat ride is all it takes to transport you to a different world. The views from the flight are incredible-- rivers and tributaries everywhere in the jungle covered hills. Met at the airstrip, I was comfortably ensconced in my overwater bungalow within 15 minutes of my flight's arrival. SUPER professional staff,... More 

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Dominical, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

We loved Yandup, the staff was very friendly and though very rustic, we were very comfortable. The food was plentiful, fresh, simple and mostly seafood. We loved the peaceful environment and the beautiful scenery. The Kuna Yala Indians are very sweet friendly people. The over the water bungalow was very rustic, like all accomodations in San Blas, but we enjoyed... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

This place was right up my alley. It's not cheap, but the value's there when you consider all that's included in the price (room, 3 meals daily, 2 daily excursions). Our Kuna hosts were really accommodating, the little private beach has some decent snorkelling, and seafood doesn't get any fresher than what they serve daily. Be aware that the sea... More 

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Culver City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

My 2nd day at Yandup I tripped off a step and fell hand first. Yandup staff went with me to the village doctor, a Guna with medical degree, who splinted my forearm. A Yandup guide delayed his return from Panamá City to meet me my flight there, escort me to hotel and hospital for X-rays and surgeon's consult, and be... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

If you're coming here mainly to be on an exotic island resort, you might feel somewhat disappointed. However, if you also come to experience a culture and their history, then this adventure to Yandup Island will be a very memorable trip. The afternoon trip to the Guna Yala community was intriguing. David (our guide) provided many insights into their history... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

This is truly a special place. I had throughly researched it before going, and my husband and I stayed 3 nights. We were probably the youngest guests there (in our 30's). There was a great mix of people from all over the world which was fun, Canada, Germany, the UK, South American. First of all this is not a 4/5... More 

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Yavne, Israel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

Stayed two nights at this oazis of tranquility; two days of complete quiet, with no phones, no internet - just you and mother nature all around. The people were very friendly, yhe service (within their limitation) was exquisite, even the weatger was OK. But It was not perfect, little things were quite a nuissance. Like the fact that there was... More 

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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 

Additional Information about Yandup Island Lodge

Address: Playon Chico | Kuna Yala, 0838, Panama
Location: Panama > Guna Yala Region > San Blas Islands
Price Range: $173 - $275 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Yandup Island Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Yandup Island Hotel San Blas Islands
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