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Sapibenega The Kuna Lodge

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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 8 October 2012

We had an amazing time staying with the staff at Sapibenega. We were treated to the most unbelievable experience the 3 days there; snorkeling, fishing, a village tour with local children showing us how to play some local games, a river excursion, a visit to the local cemetary with historical recount, and a visit to the resorts plantation. I feel...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 9 August 2012

Feel like robinson cruso in your lodge in the sea. Unstress listening to the waves, staring at the blue sea and white beaches with palmtrees and feel comfortable with the friendly and helpful Kuna staff. We enjoyed this small community very much. Twice à day à tour to nice beaches and snorkling spots, a boat trip on the rivet (spotted...

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London, UK
Reviewed 9 March 2012

I don’t rate 5 out of 5 overall very often, but Sapibenaga certainly justifies it for me. Not because it is a 5 star hotel, it absolutely is not – but because it is a 5 star experience. If you can get there, go – don’t hesitate!! Staying there is not luxurious. The cabins are basic. The beds are adequate;...

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Boca Raton, Florida
Reviewed 17 February 2012

The Kuna Lodge is beautiful offering very rustic, large and comfortable rooms. The common grassy area is not very pretty, looks like artificial grass. I feel like the Lodge offers an honest description of the property on their web site. It is VERY rustic, there is no electricity, except for a couple of hours, no warm water and bamboo walls...

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1Thank Listu
Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 30 March 2011

The cabin was very comfortable and we enjoyed very much sleeping with the sound of the waves under our feet. We were also lucky and stayed alone one of the 3 nights. The kunas are not very friendly and so was the service at the lodge, just correct. Food was good but scarce, we were hungry every day. However, at...

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2Thank IngridfromMadrid
Florence, Italy
Reviewed 10 February 2011

It is very very overpriced. Probably the owner (never seen) takes much money but doesn't give enough for the service. Everything happened: bugs in the bags, insufficient food, awake call 3 hours before the check out at 2 and half a.m.(!!), not planned trips and the people was always asking for money. However in other bungalows of the area the...

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1Thank Phiotographer
Panama City, Panama
Reviewed 5 July 2010

Kuna Yala allows only indigenous people to own and work in their archipelago and they allow no conventional development on the over-400 islands. Everything from outside the area has to be flown in on small planes or brought by infrequent small boats. In that context, Sapibenega does a great job providing rustic, but functional and beatiful accommodations. You fly in...

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Aalsmeer
Reviewed 1 April 2010

We stayed here 3 nights and due to bad weather, most of the tours were cancelled and this gives of course a wrong impression, but because of this, our experience is average. There are 6 bungalows on the small island and a restaurant. The staff is very friendly, the rooms are fine with good views, good beds and even warm...

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Napa, California
Reviewed 25 December 2008

Although the San Blas Islands are very beautiful Sapibenga has many problems. It is vfery basic which would be fine if it were priced appropriately. We were without water most of the time but the staff did manage to fix the pipe under the ocean each day. The owners are in Panama City and seem to care nothing about the...

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Minneapolis, MN
Reviewed 30 June 2008

My husband, a friend, and I stayed at Sapibenega for 4 nights in early June. We LOVED it. We were the only guests on the island, which made it particularly nice. Our cabins were large and airy and the beds super comfortable. Only drawback was that the mosquito netting was not big enough for one bed, and the ceiling fan...

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  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Discover the soul of the Caribbean in a land where time is never ending.Listen to the tales of an ancient sprit inspired by waters so crystalclear,you can see the heart of the sea. More than 365 islands withwhite sands beaches will be waiting for you at Kuna Yala indigenous reserveand we, at SAPIBENEGA THE KUNA LODGE willbe glad to show you the magic of our culture. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sapibenega The Kuna Lodge

Address: Comarca de Kuna Yala, Panama
Region: Panama > Guna Yala Region > San Blas Islands
Price Range: RM356 - RM968 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Sapibenega The Kuna Hotel San Blas Islands
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“Rooms are the same.”
  • Our first and only night
  • A portion of our room
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wrthomas, 24 Aug 2014 | Read review
“You will have to take what you get.”
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  • Inside room
richardm777, 9 Mar 2014 | Read review
“Be sure to ask for coconut water and the coconut meat! All lodges are over the water so selection goes by number of beds. Electricity is limited, no wifi (yeah), but great quiet break.”
OscarR879, 2 Aug 2013 | Read review
“Please note that electricity is not regularly available and there is no cell phone coverage.”
Teld187438, 8 Jan 2013 | Read review
“Bring a small flashlight. You may need it.”
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  • Our room over the reef
AdrianB245, 2 Jan 2013 | Read review
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