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New York City, New York
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39 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2013

I'll start by saying this place isn't for everyone. If you're going to whine about things like electricity or cry because you don't have Western-style lodging, then you really shouldn't stay here. However, if you are open-minded and can handle nature and an interesting culture for a few, then try it out. It was my favorite experience in Panama. I... More 

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5 Thank wavypearl
Binghamton, New York
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51 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2013

I had made it clear that I wanted to spend my time visiting several islands and purchasing molas during my trip. I was promised a boat and escort the first day which never materialized. The second day I grudgintly was quickly taken to two nearby islands and that was it. There is absolutely no electricity at the Lodge, and very... More 

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2 Thank pkibbee
Montreuil, France
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2011

My friend and I stayed for three days and absolutely loved it. Every one there was great and Jose was especially helpful and knowledgeable. If you are looking for white sand and clear blue water beaches this is the place to go. The Kuna culture is also very interesting and adds a little culture to a relaxing stay. I'd recommend... More 

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4 Thank terriblet79
Orlando, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2011

I just read a very negative comment made by somebody, I believe this person made a mistake on the hotel. I was there in the month of April of this year (2011). To begin with, the Hotel was always clean. The food was always fresh cook and the seafood was always caught on the same day. I never saw or... More 

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3 Thank Puntachame
Scottsdale, Arizona
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2011

Disgustingly dirty place, horrible service, and canned food, no fresh as they promise...That was a waste of time and money!!!

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6 Thank TracyStephany
Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2011

I Went on this trip alone and people were so friendly and made me feel at home,I also was able to have direct contact with the Kuna Indians which I enjoyed and they lived very primitave life style.The island didn't have electricity but the hotel I stayed at did.The hotel package included all my amentities .Over all I learned alot... More 

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3 Thank joaz2006
Porto Alegre, RS
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2011

I have no doubt that my boyfriend and I had the best vacation of our lives during the time we spend at the hotel Anbabnega. There we met amazing people who have become great friends. I have no words to describe how wonderfull Bethy, José (Pepo), Rey and his wife were for us! Is the best hotel staff you will... More 

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4 Thank Fer_Rampon
Lindon, Utah
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 February 2011

I'll never forget this unique experience. It was fun to see the way of life of the Kuna indians. This is an eco lodge, not a resort style hotel so, if you go with the right expectations it will be a trip that stands out in your journeys. To swing in your hammock at night while you hear the ocean... More 

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1 Thank stronghold2
O'Fallon, Missouri
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2010

This place really lived up to all my expectations! My wife and I enjoyed a 2 night getaway in one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen. The water was crystal clear and the scenery was fantastic and this wasn't even with good weather. Unfortunately, the sun only poked its head out a few times during our stay but... More 

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Chicago
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Reviewed 10 April 2010

Know yourself before signing up for this place. The Anbabnega is not for people with dietary restrictions (or who have strong food preferences). The meals are set and you get what you get. It might be hot dogs for breakfast or amazing fish and yucca for dinner. I was constantly amazed by what they brought out of a very basic... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Anbabnega Lodge is a beautiful 10-room eco-friendly hotel nestled on an island inhabited by Kuna Indians, living as they have for hundreds of years. The structure was built by the Kuna people using traditional materials, but has the conveniences of running water (showers/toilets) and solar powered lighting. Three delicious meals and daily trips to see other beautiful islands are included in our prices. We have staff that speaks English, Spanish, French, and Kuna. Anbabnega Lodge is not a five star resort! We provide basic comforts and the opportunity to explore the beautiful islands of Kuna Yala while also experiencing Kuna life and culture. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Anbabnega Lodge

Address: 85027, Panama
Region: Panama > Guna Yala Region > San Blas Islands > Carti Tupile
Price Range: $171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Anbabnega Hotel Carti Tupile
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