LAILA’S TRIP

TO SAN BLAS ISLAND, PANAMA.

8 NIGHTS/6 STOPS

 

Panama’s Water Wonders

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Sailing, Snorkeling and Fishing
For this trip, our goal was to mix the discovery of a new country and its cultures with being able to enjoy water sports. We chose Panama because it was easily accessible with a direct flight from NYC and we wanted to meet the Kuna Indian, who are the native people living on the San Blas Island, a bit north of Colombia.
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NEW YORK – PANAMA CITY INTL
5 hours – direct flight
$300 average price per person
TAXI & BOAT
225 km in 15 days/ 1-2 hours sailing everyday
6 stops
AVERAGE BUDGET PER PERSON
$1200/pp for 8 nights all included
$500 /pp for flight & taxis
 
Snorkeling
 
Robinson Crusoë lifestyle
The Kuna natives
 Panama Canal

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1GrnCircleAIRPORT TO
SAILING BOAT
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2h +2h
San Blas Island

SO CALLED ROBINSON
CRUSOE ISLAND


1h sailing
Robinson Crusoe

DUTCH BAY



1h30 sailing
Dutch bay

FROM ONE ISLAND
TO ANOTHER


1h30 sailing
The Kuna

BACK TO THE
FIRST ISLAND


1h30 sailing
Back to start

SAN BLAS ISLAND TO
PANAMA CITY
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2h + 2h
Panama City

GOOD TO KNOW

 
– Be prepared to live for 5 days totally disconnected from the outside world. No network, no Wifi, nothing….no restaurant, no shops, no bars…you are in the middle of an archipelago that is still wild and virgin.

– All the food is stocked and prepared by the crew on the boat, but we recommend you to bring your favorite snacks and biscuits, some beers and wine as well.

– If your skipper don’t catch a fish, you need to be prepared not to eat any fish that day…unless you get the visit of a Kuna’s  with their catch of the day.

– You will only eat fish, vegetables and fruits. No meat will be prepared on the boat.

– San Blas archipelago is situated on the territory of Gunayala. You will need to show your passport so keep it handy when you are transferred from the city to the boat.

 

 

TESTED BY ALBANE


Albane  tested this trip in February 2017 with her husband, her 8 years old twins and another family of 4. They really enjoyed their stay. Paradise, best ever boat trip, amazing snorkeling, fishing,…
They booked their trip trough a boat rental company that made a perfect match for the choice of the skipper. They rented a catamaran, it is more comfortable than a monohull sailboat.

They started their sailing trip at Green Island. From there, they went to Barbecue island also called Turtle island. Baja Holandes was the best swimming spot and the wildest island. They saw a crocodile (impressive). Waisalardlup was the best snorkeling spot.

Restaurants Panama City: Siroco, the fish marketCBP capital bistro

Don’t miss the Frank Ghery bio museum in Panama City and a bike tour in Casco Viejo.

Hotel Panama City: American Trade Hotel

 

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TESTED BY ALEXANDRA


Some extra tips from Alexandra. She tested this trip in February 2017 with her husband and her 2 boys. One of their best trip ever. They loved the richness of underwater. They saw a lot of barracuda’s and sharks.

The boat was equipped with a kayak. This was really fun for the boys. They played hours in the water with it.

Hotel Panama City: Central Hotel Panama

The best period to do this trip is from November to March. In April, it might start to be too hot and there are a lot of mosquitoes. On one of the island, we were invaded by sun flies.



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Photo @alexandra B ©