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Akwadup Lodge

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Akwadup Lodge

3.0 star property
3-star beachfront lodge in San Blas Islands with restaurant

2 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Pet-friendly
  • Restaurant
  • 24/7 front desk
Akwadup, Comunidad de Achutupu, San Blas Islands, Guna Yala

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach

Getting around

  • Panama City (PTY-Tocumen Intl.) - 94.9 miles/152.7 km

About this property

Akwadup Lodge

Situated by the ocean, Akwadup Lodge is a great choice for a stay in San Blas Islands. Guests looking to stay active can experience the nearby hiking/biking trails, scuba-diving and snorkelling. A terrace and a garden are other highlights.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 8 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 7:00 AM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 6:30 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • 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
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed*
  • Restrictions apply*

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • BBQs
  • 24-hour room service

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Scuba-diving nearby

Working away

  • Meeting rooms


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


  • Built in 2006
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Ceiling fan

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries

Stay connected

  • Desk


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


On-site venue – This restaurant specialises in regional cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 6 for adults and USD 6 for children (approximately)


  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 15 per pet, per day


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

There is no hot water on site.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Are pets allowed at Akwadup Lodge?
Yes, pets are welcome. There's a charge of USD 15 per pet, per day.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Akwadup Lodge?
You can check in starting at 7:00 AM. Check-out time is 6:30 AM.
What is there to do at Akwadup Lodge and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities such as boat tours, hiking and scuba-diving. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Enjoy amenities such as a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Akwadup Lodge?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant that offers regional cuisine.

Overall score and ratings





Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

2/10 Poor

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.
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very 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.
heribert, 4-night romance trip
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