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Akwadup Lodge

Star Rating
3 out of 5



2.5 / 5
2 reviews


  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast Available
  • Business Services


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    About this area

    San Blas Islands

    Located in San Blas Islands, Akwadup Lodge is in the suburbs and on the beach.


    • Onsite dining venue – Restaurant with a bar offering regional cuisine. Serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

    About this property

    Akwadup Lodge

    Guests at this beach lodge will appreciate convenient onsite amenities such as barbecue grills and a picnic area. All 8 rooms offer 24-hour room service, ceiling fans, and showers. Guests will also find desks and free toiletries.



    Check-in time starts at 7:00 AM
    Minimum check-in age - 18


    Check-out before 6:30 AM

    Children and extra beds

    • Children are welcome.
    • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
    • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


    • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 15 per pet, per day
    • Restrictions apply
    • For more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

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    Important information

    Optional extras

    The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

    • Breakfast fee: USD 6 for adults and USD 6 for children (approximately)
    • Pet fee: USD 15 per pet, per day

    The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
      This property only accepts cash for all onsite payments. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
    This property does not provide hot water. For more information, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

    We should mention

    Guests must transfer to the property via airplane and must arrange the transfers by contacting the property before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section).

    Property is also known as

    • Akwadup Lodge San Blas Islands
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    • Akwadup San Blas Islands
    • Akwadup
    • Akwadup Lodge Lodge
    • Akwadup Lodge San Blas Islands
    • Akwadup Lodge Lodge San Blas Islands

    Property amenities

    Food and drink

    • Breakfast available for a fee: USD 6 for adults and USD 6 for children
    • 1 restaurant
    • 24-hour room service

    Guest services

    • 24-hour front desk
    • Concierge services
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Multilingual staff
    • Tour/ticket assistance

    Business services

    • Meeting rooms


    • BBQ grill(s)
    • Beachfront location
    • Garden
    • Picnic area
    • Terrace

    Room amenities


    • Ceiling fan


    • Free toiletries
    • Shower


    • Desk

    Nearby things to do


    • Boat tours
    • Ecotours
    • Hiking/biking trails
    • Scuba diving
    • Snorkeling

    Where to eat

    • Onsite dining venue – Restaurant with a bar offering regional cuisine. Serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

    Guest rating

    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition


    BED BUGS!!! Trash dump site with some extra stuff

    What you get for $400 a night: BED BUGS!!! Some guest thought they were mosquito bites - look at the pattern of the bites - in the row, look closely at the mattresses - we found a few bugs after we suspected we were bitten by bed bugs. The worst of all - four fifth of this small island is a trash dump site, septic tank spilled and flooded most of the are you see in "beautiful" pictures posted on line. Stunk for the duration of our stay. There was no area to walk on clean surface- trash piles or sewer covered grass. Eating area is dirty, utensils appears to be not cleaned with water. Kitchen is filthy from the back with dog (poor animals living on site full of fleas) running in and out of it. Towels smelled like mold and were given to us only once on the first day, water bottles appeared to be refilled and sold to us as new. Scary! No running water at night. Beaches are trashed with everything from plastic, hazardous waste material, construction refuse, semi-burned plastic furniture. Included exertions were to another dump site beach that had no sand. There are dead reefs. Staff was trying to be friendly- some of the people were hard workers. 2 our of 6 exertions to nearby islands were decent. Daniel- owner or manager, has University degree. He takes advantage of tourists- $400 a night plus extra pay he demanded for water is an extortion. Keep in mind you are at their mercy - nobody can take you to the main land, but his boat. No cell service.

    Pros: Daniel, the owner or manager will charge your credit card on the day he gets a hold of it!!! You can't get your money back.

    Cons: Condemn the place as hazardous site for health.

    Location: Far from any sandy beaches- more than 1.5 boat ride. The only nice place is Guna people's ranches- pretty island with all sort of tropical trees.

    4/5 Good

    Not five star holiday but authentic

    First of all, we chose this place because of lack of transport options to the Northwestern part of San Blas. We got a direct flight to Achutupu runway, an experience in itself. We were picked up by Jeronimo, the 80year old owner of the lodge. The lodge is old but kept spic and span. We were a bit disapointed to be the only tourists, however, it had some charme to be the only visitors to the island. Unfortunately, the rest of the island that belonged to other people but uninhabited had lots of litter on its beaches. Still, there wer two very clean beaches with shady trees. One of the employees took us for two daytrips to very neat little islands to snorkel. Unfortunately, there were no canoos or other boats to rent that would have made us more independent. The trip to Achutupo was authentic, a wonderful village with 2000 inhabitants, and NO cars or motorcycles. Unfortunately, on its beaches lots of litter. Also, no place for animal/rights/people with pigs kept in minute cages...The downside of the place were the tiny moscitos smaller than the holes in the moscito net provided. Bring your own moscito net, and aks the staff for smoke spirals that you also should use in the restaurant. Repellents to do not work. And be aware that you are not residing in a luxury cabin you may know from more famous tourist places. You are going to an authentic area where the Guna Yala live their more or less traditional lives. One further advice is to bring along drinking water.

    Stayed 4 nights in Aug 2017

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