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Offering sea views, Arridup Island, San Blas in Mamartupo has accommodations and a terrace. The lodge offers a continental or American breakfast. We had a wonderful time. The island is paradise. Julian is a wonderful host. He shared a lot and kindly about his (Guna) culture. We appreciated the fact that the island is not overcrowded. Julian is sensitive on this issue and that's great. We went to another island where they try to get as many tourists as possible. Believe us. It changes everything.
The Sailing Experience in San Blas is located in Masargantupo. Located on the beachfront, this property has a restaurant, a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and a bar. The San Blas islands are a great place to visit, and sailing from island to island surely beats staying in only one place. The sailboat is great and the hosts (Aki and Lorena) are extremely welcoming. I would recommend staying on a sailboat to anyone traveling to San Blas so you get to visit multiple islands, and definitely in this boat. Two full days were good enough to get to know the place, but I left wanting more. Every island offers something unique, from fresh caught fish, lobster, and crabs, interacting with the native Kunas, to awesome snorkeling and white sand beaches. The car ride from Panama City is short (2.5 hrs) and the motorboat transfer from the shore to the sailboat is also easy (~30 minutes). The host will help you plan the transportation, but make sure you account for time and the additional expenses per person (approximately $100 USD for the car, $50 USD for the boat, and $25 USD for entrance fees and taxes).
A amasing and very hospitable couple. That would really go to the Moon and back for the guests. We did snorkeling, island hopping, visited locals and we saw a lot of wildlife. Dani is an excellent Italian cook who made lovely food every morning, afternoon and evening. Paul is a very good sailor who know all the best places in San Blas. We got much more than we expected and this was the highlight of our trip in Panama and Costa Rica. If you go to the San Blas go with these guys.
7.7 Good 103 reviews
This is a great value for San blas. All boats, meals, and tours included! We had to pay extra for snorkel