San Blas Islands Snorkeling

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Panama City: 1-Night San Blas Islands in Sea Huts

1. Panama City: 1-Night San Blas Islands in Sea Huts

Spend a full day and night on the San Blas Islands: swim, kayak, and paddle out on the water and overnight in a bungalow on the beach. San Blas is an indigenous zone, so prepare for a rustic time. There’s no hot water, Wi-Fi, electricity, or other amenities, so you’ll spend 2 days experiencing what life is like for the Gunas. On the morning of Day 1, you’ll be picked up at 5:20 AM from the lobby of your Panama City hotel and taken on a 2.5-hour trip by 4WD over the San Blas hills up to Port Tupile. From there, take a typical Guna boat on a 30-minute ride to paradise over turquoise waters. Arrive on the white sand beach where you’ll spend 2 days and 1 night in a bungalow right on the beach. The Yani Lodge bungalows are rustic with shared bathrooms, and the island is very calm. On the island, taste the catch of the day around mid-day and then take a tour with a guide to Perro Chico, where you can snorkel in a sunken boat full of colorful fish. Then, visit a natural swimming pool and spot starfish and other marine wildlife. Spend the rest of the time kayaking, paddle-boarding, or just relaxing on the beach.   On Day 2, enjoy breakfast and spend your free day to explore the island, and relaxing! Transportation back to Panama City around 3:00 PM, arriving around 6:00 PM to your hotel.

Panama City: Money Heist and San Blas Islands Day Trip

2. Panama City: Money Heist and San Blas Islands Day Trip

Be collected from your accommodation in Panama City to start the day trip. Drive 2.5 hours to San Blas Port, Carti, and then take a local Panga boat to the first of the San Blas islands. First arrive at Pelicano Island, made famous by the Netflix series Money Heist. Enjoy a light breakfast of fresh fruit and coffee and take some time to sunbathe with hammocks. Towels will be provided. Then take the paddleboards and your snorkel gear and go paddle to Ucubusi Island where you will find one of the best reefs to snorkel in San Blas. Discover a variety of colorful fish species. Afterward, enjoy a lunch of fresh fish, rice, and salad. After lunch, head to the natural swimming pool. Chill out on a bank of sand in the middle of the ocean where you can walk or swim around to find your starfish. Finally, visit a local community where you will see how the locals live. You can try the coconut bread made on the island, and see how molas are made by the grandmas on the island. Sail back towards the port and return to Panama City in the evening. 

Panama City: San Blas Islands 2-Day 2-Night Sailboat Tour

3. Panama City: San Blas Islands 2-Day 2-Night Sailboat Tour

Explore the San Blas archipelago on this two day and two night trip from Panama City. Savor fresh locally sourced seafood meals onboard with drinks. Try to catch a fish with the fishing equipment or uncover the secrets of the underwater world with the snorkeling gear. Day 1: Be picked up from the comfort of your hotel in Panama City at 5 AM. Sit back and enjoy the scenic 3-hour drive to port Carti. Take a speedboat to the boat where you can settle in and relax. Sail to the turquoise waters of the Cayos Limones islands where you can snorkel and soak up some sun on the white sand beach. Have the chance to meet indigenous Kuna people and learn about their culture and way of life. Spend some free time looking at local handcraft shops or purchasing a fresh seafood lunch at a restaurant. Head back to the boat to rest for the evening. Day 2: Enjoy fishing in the sea as you cruise to the island of Cayos Nasargandub. Once at the island, chillout in a hammock in the shade of palm trees on the beach or go for a swim through the crystal clear waters. Rest in the boat in the evening. Day 3: After a delicious breakfast, catch the speedboat back to the port and transfer back to your accommodation in Panama City.

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What people are saying about San Blas Islands

First I have to talk about how great the customer service is. When I got to Panama, Google blocked my email due to suspicious activity so I couldn't get the info on the tour. I emailed them from another account and they helped me get all my information transferred over so I wouldn't miss the activity. This was <12 hours before I was supposed to be picked up. So great customer service. The activity itself was great. The islands were beautiful and relaxing, There was a little bit of something for everyone. The beaches were beautiful with soft white sand. The water felt so good after being in the sun. There were paddleboats and snorkling. Several Guna Yala women had stands set up if you wanted to shop. One island had hammocks where you could relax listening to the ocean waves and feel the cool breeze. One had volleyball nets set up. Another had a bar where you could get drinks. And everywhere girls were taking instagram pics. The boat rides were fun and wet.

Wonderful day. Everything is as described in the schedule. Pick up at 5h30, 3h drive including a fairly eventful hour. Arrival around 9h-9h30 to embark on small boats. 1st drop on a magnificent island with a bar, a swing etc. 2nd stop: Island where fresh fruit, paddle and canoe await you. 3: direction the natural swimming pool: snorkeling to admire fish and stars 4: direction Pero chico (casa de papel) to eat, swim and relax. Back on dry land around 4 p.m. To be done again without hesitation.

It was a lot of fun! Really enjoyed meeting the locals and seeing the beautiful islands, beaches, fish and starfish.

It was all amazing. From hotel pick-up to night and days on the island! Thank you all!

Beautiful experience, the place is wonderful! Totally recommended ♥️