San Blas Islands

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San Blas Islands, photo by Monica J. Mora
San Blas Islands (photo by Monica J. Mora)
 

The San Blas Islands is a group of hundreds of islands, many uninhabited, located a few miles off the Caribbean coast of eastern Panama.

The indigenous Kuna Yala tribe have self governing authority over the islands, and have continued to flourish and practice their age old customs surrounded by the modern world.

The area attracts many boaters, and various islands can be visited in a short amount of time in typically calm, clear seas. Sailing is especially popular.

There are no ATMs anywhere on the islands, so travelers must bring enough cash to cover their stay.

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Overall Atmosphere: Combination
Combination Atmosphere destinations combine elements of both cultural and natural destinations, where this combination is itself essential to the travel experience. Common examples are Archaeological Sites (where culture is usually experienced outdoors), Scenic Local Markets (where indigenous cultures interact outdoors), Hotsprings and Vineyard Areas (where nature provides the raw materials but humans create the surroundings), and Unique Cultural Landscapes (where humans and nature interact in innovative ways, as in the elaborate rice terracing systems of Asia).

Combination Interests typically fall somewhere in the middle of the three types of primary interests in terms of
(a) how climate-dependent they are
(b) how accessible and physically demanding they are.
Featuring both cultural and natural attractions.
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Catamaran San Blas

Catamaran San Blas offers accommodation in El Porvenir. Free WiFi is provided . Catamaran San Blas also includes a barbecue. Guests can enjoy a drink at the on-site bar. You can engage in various activities, such as snorkelling and fishing. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 7.8/10.

$350

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Cabañas Narasgandup (Naranjo Chico)

Offering a terrace and views of the sea, Cabañas Narasgandup (Naranjo Chico) is located in Mamartupo. The property also offers mini-market. An array of activities are offered in the area, such as snorkelling, fishing and hiking. Average score from 43 guest reviews: 7.8/10.

$198

 
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Tornado

Featuring air conditioning, Tornado offers accommodation in Cartí Yantupo. This boat offers all-inclusive services and shared with Guna Villages, also can arranged activities and water sports such as snorkeling, kayaking, fishing. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$2125

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Vip One

Vip One offers accommodation in Cartí Yantupo. This boat offers all-inclusive services and shared with Guna Villages, also can arranged activities and water sports such as snorkeling, kayaking, fishing. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$1625

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Nikita

Featuring air conditioning, Nikita offers accommodation in Cartí Yantupo. Each unit comes with a private bathroom with free toiletries. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$300

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See all hotels in San Blas Islands.
Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Cush Allways

Cush Allways

Cush Allways is a boat anchored in El Porvenir, Panama. Gourmet meals and beverages are prepared on board, and are included with the rate. The cabin at this boat features wooden furniture, a double bed and full bathroom. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 8.1/10.

$560

$5608.1
Curvaceous

Curvaceous

Offering a barbecue and sun terrace, Curvaceous is located in Cagantupo in the San blas Region. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. There is also a kitchen, fitted with an oven. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 8.1/10.

$600

$6008.1
Sail San Blas on Cinco - 5 Oceans Experience

Sail San Blas on Cinco - 5 Oceans Experience

Sail San Blas on Cinco - 5 Oceans Experience offers accommodation in Cartí Yantupo. Other facilities at Sail San Blas on Cinco - 5 Oceans Experience include a sun terrace. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 8.1/10.

$1280

$12808.1
Jivago

Jivago

Jivago offers accommodation in Cartí Yantupo. This boat offers all inclusive services shared with Guna Villages and activities and water sports activities such as snorkeling, kayaking, fishing. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$525

$525-
Preluda

Preluda

Featuring air conditioning, Preluda offers accommodation in Cartí Yantupo. Towels are offered. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$615

$615-
Ti Kay

Ti Kay

Featuring air conditioning, Ti Kay offers accommodation in Cartí Yantupo. This boat offers all-inclusive services and shared with Guna Villages, also can arranged activities and water sports such as snorkeling, kayaking, fishing. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$675

$675-
Destination Unknown

Destination Unknown

Featuring air conditioning, Destination Unknown offers accommodation in Cartí Yantupo. This boat offers all-inclusive services and shared with Guna Villages, also can arranged activities and water sports such as snorkeling, kayaking, fishing. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$1090

$1090-
Spartivento

Spartivento

Spartivento offers accommodation in Cartí Yantupo. This boat offers all-inclusive services and shared with Guna Villages, also can arranged activities and water sports such as snorkeling, kayaking, fishing. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$1440

$1440-
Vip One

Vip One

Vip One offers accommodation in Cartí Yantupo. This boat offers all-inclusive services and shared with Guna Villages, also can arranged activities and water sports such as snorkeling, kayaking, fishing. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$1625

$1625-
Tornado

Tornado

Featuring air conditioning, Tornado offers accommodation in Cartí Yantupo. This boat offers all-inclusive services and shared with Guna Villages, also can arranged activities and water sports such as snorkeling, kayaking, fishing. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$2125

$2125-

Highlighted Interests:

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Cultural
Unusual Local Feature

Indigenous Kuna People

The local people, the Kuna, are an example of an how an indigenous people continue to flourish and practice their age old customs surrounded by the modern world. They are friendly and welcoming of tourists. Although the San Blas Islands is their ancestral home, you will also find Kuna people selling their wares in Panama City.
Natural
Beaches
Many of the tiny islands with beautiful beaches have one member of the Kuna tribe on the island who collects $1 per person for daytime use of the island.
Snorkeling
Dog Islands and their beaches provide a great variety of tropical fish in the shallow warm waters.
Other Interests:
Combination
Boat Tours
Natural
Windsports

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