(PS01) San Blas by land

San Blas is in the Caribbean, off the northeast coast of Panama. For those who love sun, sand and snorkeling, San Blas is an excellent choice.

The San Blas Archipelago comprises over 365 islands with palm-dotted, white-sand beaches. Here you can enjoy lying in the sun, swimming or snorkeling in the crystal clear water, visiting the different islands, or learning about the fascinating Indians. Discover the Guna Indians and their art—intricately stitched molas. The tribes' traditional culture has not changed over time, so you will have the opportunity to visit unspoilt villages, meet local Guna Indians and witness their way-of-life first-hand.

This 3 day/2night package will give you enough time to leisurely see and enjoy this amazing island paradise.

Your accommodation is in modest-yet-comfortable rooms with regularly-cleaned and tidy shared bathroom. Three meals and one daily trip to other islands are included.

Location

Day 1

Our driver will pick you up from your hotel early in the morning from Panama city on the Pacific coast and start the drive to the Caribbean coast. The scenic drive to San Blas will take between 2-3 hours depending on the traffic and road conditions. Have your passport with you because we will stop at a checkpoint. Once we get to the Caribbean coast, we will take a one-hour boat ride to the island over crystal-clear water, and where you can see lots of beautiful white sand beach islands along the way.

Once you are on the island, you will disconnect from the outside world. You can choose to relax or if you desire, you can take a boat-tour after lunch. Lunch and dinner will be served in the common area of the island.

Day 2

Time stands still in San Blas: waking-up in a island in the middle of nowhere is not a dream. After breakfast, you can choose to relax and sunbathe on the beach or swing in a hammock enjoying the breeze. Otherwise go snorkeling right off the island and if you wish to do a boat trip, just jump in the boat at the announced hour to check out other islands. Remember to carry a couple of dollars for the permission of visiting those islands or Guna communities where native, hand-made molas or art and crafts can be purchased.

Dinner will be served early as part of native Guna’s custom and looking at the sparking stars in a hammock is a totally relaxing passtime after your meal.

Day 3

The captain will be ready to take you back to the mainland by boat after breakfast and the ground transportation will be waiting for you at the other end. Normally you will be back to the city before noon for your following activity/ies.