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#7 of 38 Specialty lodging in San Blas Islands
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Bar / lounge
Snack bar
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Shuttle bus service
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Private beach


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Ustupo-Ogobsucum Airport15 kmSee all flights
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ImagineNoHell wrote a review Jan 2020
New York City, New York71 contributions3 helpful votes
Arrive before major holidays or weekends. The island itself is big enough when it's not crowded, with accommodations from shared cabins to private rooms with a balcony. I dined only at the bigger restaurant. Amazing foods. Selection is limited (like everything else in Guna Yala, you need to just be there to enjoy, not expect life back home). There are small white-sand beaches, corals for snorkeling, and volleyball courts. With a big group you can "convince" the chief to take you on an afternoon tour for extra fees. Bathrooms are as other people have described. See advice above about just enjoying being there. Most hosts are nice but don't treat them like staff. The Guna Yala (San Blas) tour was five stars but most of it has to do with my fellow travelers, the islands we visited, and the experience. Some of the people (always the men) made so many racist comments (not many Asian overnight tourists here) and some sexist comments too. The chief said so much toward one female in the group that she got scared and I ended up leaving her my SIM card just in case (Digicel LTE works in many parts of these islands). I was there to enjoy my vacation, and most people won't even be impacted, but it needs to be said so hopefully things will improve. I mean, I'm sure they wouldn't like it if I start saying random things to them in other indigenous languages. Panama Travel Unlimited has a lot of info and I highly recommend you read them all before going to have the right mindset.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Marcel wrote a review Mar 2019
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There are too many tourists. The sanitary fittings are old and in a bad condition. Half of the Island was a waste disposal site, the other full with Cabins and Tents. In the evining was a loud and noisy party in front of our cabins.
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Random T wrote a review Jan 2019
North Carolina Coast, North Carolina71 contributions23 helpful votes
I was going to leave a raving and glowing review (and I will), but I just read the review posted prior to mine. My experience and time at Niadub Cabanas on Isla Diablo was AMAZING. I was highly impressed with many things, one being how they managed to keep up with where everyone was without computers. Apparently this isn't always the case, and you should read the post before mine, and be prepared for that. I could see that scenario playing out on busy weeks. My time there however was incredible. It's a simple island without many creature comforts. You only ate at the times specified on the board. Though you could walk up to the counter and grab bagged chips and drinks, no real food was ordered otherwise. Having a constantly growling stomach, this was a bit of a shock. When I go back, I will bring more of my own food...and more sunscreen. Falling asleep in a small hut with the sound of the waves only a few feet away is worth the hassle and inconveniences of getting out there. If you are the adventurous type and can accept paradise with a few inconveniences along the way, then I highly recommend this place.
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Date of stay: December 2018
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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veronicaconley wrote a review Jul 2018
whyalla315 contributions66 helpful votes
If you like resorts, hot water ,menu choice ....this is not for you .Simple huts ..fresh fish and rice . Nothing to do . I would like from Veronica ...to thank everyone for an amazing place ...and hospitality .I will never forget .xox
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Antonia R wrote a review Oct 2017
Vienna, Austria28 contributions64 helpful votes
We stayed on Isla Diablo for 3 nights. The island itself is really beautiful with white sandy beaches and plenty of coconut palms. There are actually 2 "resorts" there, we stayed at the one facing the shipwreck called "Dad Igwa". The cabañas are very simple, we stayed in one of the newer ones with a proper roof. The beds are handcrafted, as are the bungalows. Some of the mattresses were really thin but ours was a bit thicker and quite new - unfortunately still not very comfortable. There are no mosquito nets but no mosquitoes as well. The food was alright, especially the octopus stew was tasty. Breakfast was scarce though. The restaurant was attended by locals as well, on Saturday night they got really drunk and had a very loud party. You might want to keep that in mind if you're seeking relaxation and planning on visiting San Blas on a weekend. Furthermore the bathrooms are very simple, which I don't mind, but very dirty most of the time, which I do mind. I once asked the only English speaking guy to please make sure that they're cleaned but nothing happened. All in all the experience was rather disappointing considering the steap price you gotta pay for staying there (USD 50 per person per night in a cabaña).
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Date of stay: October 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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3 Helpful votes
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Frequently Asked Questions about Isla Diablo
What are some of the property amenities at Isla Diablo?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and shuttle bus service.
What food & drink options are available at Isla Diablo?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a snack bar during their stay.
Does Isla Diablo have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Isla Diablo offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Isla Diablo?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Isla Diablo?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.