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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 2 January 2011

San Blas is a fascinating place to visit and Dolphin Lodge is well situated. Close to the airport, across from the Kuna village and near to rivers and beaches. You don't need to take away the rustic (or the cockroaches) but small things like fresh towels, sweeping out the room, and much much better food would take this from an...

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2Thank Rebeccas1964
Staten Island, New York
Reviewed 21 September 2010

I can't say enough about my stay here. It was exactly what I wanted. Beautiful surroundings, an attentive staff, quiet, and a bit of adventure. This was my first time going off the beaten path. I normally vacation in major cities or all inclusive resorts, so this was a totally new experience, I landed at the airport (actually a hut...

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2Thank MsJcapulet
West Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 20 April 2010

As our travel agent described before our visit, "You go to Dolphin Lodge for the Kuna Yala culture, not for the beaches." Likewise, you make this trip not for a luxury destination resort, but to see a different culture, a society that is evolving despite attempts to retain the past. A thought-provoking experience. Some notes: 1. The Dolphin Lodge people...

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1Thank canaventurero
California
Reviewed 16 April 2010

This lodge, also called the Uaguinega Lodge was an ideal spot for truly getting away from civilization....no TV, no cars, no radio, and sun-heated warm water showers, The staff speak English, Spanish, and Kuna and are about as accomodating as possible. You can do as much or as little as you want. Visits to several Kuna villages were a delight,...

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Thank OCTrippers
New Jersey
Reviewed 19 June 2008

I have never had such a wonderful experience. And, can you imagine our surprise having come from a rented house with A.C. and an inground pool, to landing on an airstrip in the middle of the jungle? The guide we'd been using on the mainland set this up for us. We litterally had no idea what this place was like,...

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3Thank KunaGilligan
Edwards, Colorado
Reviewed 22 September 2007

Think Gilligan's Island type accommodations with running water and someone to cook your meals. The cabanas were well maintained and functional - doors with no locks and windows with no screens. With virtually no bugs and only 11 cabanas, how much do you have to worry about these things? There was electricity in each unit as well as a fully...

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4Thank MountainVoyager
San Francisco
Reviewed 22 July 2007

Spent 4 days and three nights at this rustic island retreat owned by the Kuna Yala of San Blas, Panama. The accommodations were clean and better than expected; outdoor, private showers and functional toilets in each cabana. Balconies strung with hammocks overlooking the tropical waters. No beaches, rocky, drop-off shores. No screens, no locks, no air conditioning, no fans, no...

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16Thank triminigunna
UaguinegaLodge2010, Propietario at Dolphin Lodge Uaguinega, responded to this review

Hello, such as they are, just to answer two questions, first we have septic tanks and the latter do not charge $ 3 for a coconut, we offer coconuts to huespedes.tenemos 5 beautiful beaches in our sector, but are more specialized snorkieling, also asked what kind of breakfast that the client wishes to have, breakfast america, European or Latin and...

Yorktown, Virginia
Reviewed 6 July 2007

I've been to the San Blas Islands twice. My first visit was to Dolphin Island. It is rustic, but, has all the amenities you really need. It was great to finally get away from the rat race and enjoy nature. The Kuna Indians are a very friendly people. Although they did not speak a lot of english we were able...

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5Thank jbroyles
Shanghai, China
Reviewed 2 July 2006

This eco resort (formerly known as the Dolphin Lodge) is operated by the Kuna Indians of the San Blas Islands, just off the coast of Panama. Six of us flew from Panama City (about 40 minutes or so) and landed at the Aeropuerto de Mamitupu--a tiny little landing strip with a bamboo hut. We were met by our Kuna guide...

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Beachfront
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  • Restaurant
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A simple but comfortable lodge, with nine cabins, in the San Blas islands of Panama. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dolphin Lodge Uaguinega

Address: Achutupu Community, Panama
Region: Panama > Guna Yala Region > San Blas Islands
Price Range: RM377 - RM753 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Dolphin Lodge Uaguinega 2.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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Dolphin Island Hotel San Blas Islands
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