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Discover the most beautiful beaches of the 365 islands in the San Blas Archipelago during this day trip from Panama City. Wander tropical beaches on deserted islands, snorkel colorful reefs and enjoy delicious, freshly caught sea food during a freshly prepared lunch on the beach (lobster upon availability, other options available).
Pick-up between 5-5:30am at your hotel in Panama City
Drop-off at ca. 7.30pm at your hotel in Panama City, depending on traffic
For Veracruz/Playa Bonita earlier pick-up/later drop-off plus additional charges apply
For this day trip, you’ll dive from the bustling city of Panama City into the tranquility of the San Blas islands, one of the top destinations in Central America! The San Blas islands are part of Kuna Yala, an indigenous territory along the Caribbean Coast governed by the Kuna indigenous group. A trip to Kuna Yala won’t look like any commercial vacation you’ve experienced in the past. Instead, you’ll get to embrace the local customs and cuisine. But keep in mind, there’s no WiFi, or credit card payments, and US dollars are the only acceptable form of payment.
Expect a stunning paradise, untouched nature and a proud and independent indigenous culture. Trust us, at the end of the day you’ll be sad to be leaving this slice of paradise already!
You will be collected at your accommodation in Panama City between 5-5:30am and head in a comfortable 4WD straight for the San Blas hills. After ca. 2-3h in the car and a quick passport control upon entering the Comarca of Kuna Yala , you’ll arrive at the small dock in Cartí. From here, a small boat will bring you in a short boat ride (max. 30mins) to the first island, where you can enjoy a beautiful beach, crystal-clear waters or go snorkeling.
For lunch, enjoy a delicious fresh meal with the catch of the day (vegetarian/vegan options available on request) right next to the beach and surrounded by palm trees.
After lunch, let’s go and explore an uninhabited island and a place where we can spot some sea stars (no touching!) before the day has come to an end and we are heading back to the dock in Cartí. Your driver will bring you back to Panama City from here (arrival ca. 7:30pm, depending on traffic).
Due to current circumstances (Covid-19 pandemic) or weather changes, the itinerary might be slightly adapted if required
You’ll be spending an entire day out on the ocean and in the sun so we highly recommend dressing accordingly!
Please bring mandatory:
Additionally, we recommend:
Please wrap sensitive items and put them in a waterproof bag as the boat ride to and between islands might get bumpy and wet at times. Have your passport and cash with you during the car ride and ready to present when entering the Comarca of San Blas (passport check + payment of the governmental entrance fee).
San Blas is cash-only, there are no ATMs or card payments in San Blas. Please bring sufficient cash (US Dollars), preferably in bills of $1 or $5 for paying for snacks, water, taxes etc. since locals rarely have sufficient change.
All visitors to the Comarca Kuna Yala, and thus to the San Blas islands, have to pay a fee upon entering. For this purpose, there are inspection points at all entrance points to Kuna Yala, such as along the only road, all ports and all airports. This fee is used to protect the rich biodiversity of the Kuna Yala rainforests.
It is $20 for foreigners and $5 for nationals and residents.
You can cancel up to 24h before the tour starting date with full refund of the entire trip price. After the 24 hours, the deposit cannot be returned.
San Blas cannot be reached via public transport and entrance to the area is strictly controlled by the local government. A limited number of independent drivers are certified to bring tourists to the San Blas islands in SUV/4WD as sort of chartered taxis at a fixed price. It is currently NOT possible to drive in your own car to San Blas or hire a taxi-service and the transport needs to be organized together with your tour/stay.
We organize the transport to San Blas and back for you together with your stay and for this collaborate closely with a selected number of licensed drivers.
Very good experience. The organization, the guides, the transport, the food, everything really went very well. Our 7-year old daughter had a lot of fun during the boat ride and enjoyed the different beaches. So did we!
Everything was great, the guides are very nice and professional
A marvelous experience for the entire family! Our kids enjoyed the boat ride and seeing real see stars. We loved how the guides taught us everything about these beautiful creatures while making sure we wouldn’t disturb them in their natural habitat.
They picked me up at the indicated time at my hotel, the transportation was very comfortable, the guide was really friendly and respectful, and the places we visited were incredible.