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Hotels: Kuanidup, San Blas Islands, Panama

kuanidup-panama-1.jpgPlay Robinson Crusoe in this all-inclusive on a tiny island in the Caribbean Sea. Stranded on this palm-studded isle just off the mainland of Panama in the Caribbean Sea means that you get to stay in a sand floor bamboo hut. If your thirst beckons, you can climb up a palm tree for a coconut. The staff, comprised of Kuna Indians, will try to fill your dinner request for fish or lobster by diving for them before meal time. If they come up empty, no problem there will be something to prepare, perhaps a crab, or something from the fridge. There is just enough power to keep the kitchen going, but the rest of the island will be dark at night. Kerosene lamps are provided. There are only eight cabins, a hundred palm trees and not enough sand to take longer than five minutes to circumnavigate the island by foot. Included with the all-inclusive package are trips by dugout canoe to neighboring fly specks of islands - mostly uninhabited. Bring books to read in the hammocks that wave gently in the breeze.

To get here: Fly from Panama City to a landing strip bordering the Caribbean Sea. From there it's by powerboat to Kuanidup Island. On the open ocean you will be passing by women dressed colorfully with gold rings in their noses paddling dugout canoes laden with coconuts.

kuanidup-panama-2.jpgTip: bring books, snorkel gear, a camera, mosquito repellent, a hat, sun lotion and a lot of patience. You'll be on a small plane and even smaller boats, so travel light. Did I mention to bring books!

Cost: Inexpensive, but booking can be challenging. You'll need to coordinate the air flight and island reservations. Try contacting Pesantez Tours in Panama City (507) 223-5374 They can book and coordinate the flights and hotels both on the island, and in Panama City.

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Comments (2)

What are the prices for a room for 3 from Feb. 18th to Feb. 21st. 3 nights. Leaving on the 21st. And how do we get to Kuanidup from the Panama City Airport?

Good day, I would like to know the daily rate for couples in the 5th to October 7th, 2011. I would like to contact for advice on hotels in San Blas. Thank you.

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