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Eastern Panama Hotels

Dad Ibe Lodge

  • Local Flavor

Pros

  • Great beach
  • Good guide

Cons

  • Bungalows quite rustic

Updated 02/07/2013

Fodor's Review

This hotel occupies a tiny island that's hardly bigger than a basketball court: it must have looked like something from a comic book before locals undertook the construction of five thatched bungalows and an open-air restaurant on either end of it. The island is little more than a swath of pale sand shaded by a dozen coconut palms with hammocks strung between them. The bungalows, perched over the sea, are pretty basic, with two queen beds, cane walls, and tiny bathrooms,

but they have back porches with hammocks and priceless views. You'll be lulled to sleep by the sound of tiny waves washing beneath the floorboards. It's a great place to do nothing, but you can rent snorkeling equipment and tours to nearby islands and the community of Aligandi are included in the rates; lobster, however, is an extra charge. The guide speaks decent English.

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Hotel Information

Address:

Isla Dad Ibe, Achutupo, Panama

Phone:

507-293–8795; 507-6112–5448

Hotel Details:

  • No credit cards
  • 5 bungalows
  • All meals

Updated 02/07/2013

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