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Discovery Gunayar is located in Playón Chico. Guests at the lodge can enjoy an American breakfast. A terrace and a private beach area can be found at Discovery Gunayar, along with a garden. The San Blas Islands are really beautiful! Crystal clear water, white beaches, lots of places for swimming, snorkeling or just relaxing on the beach. The staff and local Guna people we met were very welcoming and we had a wonderful time in their company.
Providing sea views, Private Room in San Blas Islands PLUS meals in Waisalatupo provides accommodations, a restaurant, a private beach area and barbecue facilities. This was a lovely, quaint property on Yani Island in San Blas. A few Guna families lived on the island (let by Yani, I presume). The island was definitely primitive! Do not expect a fancy, luxurious resort type of place. The bungalows and cabins are very basic wooden structures with a bed or beds and a table. There are shared bathrooms on the island, and there is technically a shower, but I don't know if it was working. There is a generator from sundown to sunup that powers some lights around the common areas on the island, but there isn't a way to charge your phone without asking the family to use their extension cord. During the day, they took the visitors on a tour of a few other areas nearby including a "natural pool" (3-4 foot deep, clear water in the middle of the sea where you can swim) and snorkeling around an old shipwreck! When you go to Dog Island, ask the staff for a "coco loco"! They'll pour some rum into a fresh coconut. Getting to San Blas is a bit of an adventure. It's a 3 hour drive from Panama City on a hilly, winding mountain road filled with potholes! If you are car sick, prepare accordingly! Then, it's a 30-40 minute boat ride to get to the island. The locals are all very nice, but very few of them speak English. It's helpful to know a bit of spanish or have a translator app. Also, the islands are absolutely beautiful, and I had one of the most memorable experiences of my life there. As long as you can forgo "first world" amenities for a night and you keep an open mind, you'll have an amazing time.