San Blas Bay is on the Caribbean coast of Panama. The Guna/Kuna Yala region extends from Colombia to the Chagres National Park, on the border with Panama City. It is an area of 2,306 km², an exceptional place in the world, famous for its white sand beaches, crystal clear waters and coconut palms.
A still unknown paradise made up of 365 coral islands, perfect to discover on a sailing trip.
The incredible San Blas Islands are located on the Caribbean side of Panama and are one of the last unspoiled destinations in Central America.
If you need accommodation on the islands, information about San Blas or Guna Yala or simply want to learn more about the native Guna Indians you can visit:
Domestic flights to San Blas depart from Marcos A. Gelabert Airport (PAC), in Albrook, Panama City, 21 kilometers from Tocumen International Airport (PTY). Air Panama offers daily flights from Panama City to El Porvenir (PVE), the capital of the Guna Yala region, and Corazón de Jesús (CZJ). You can get roundtrip tickets from 350$, depending on the route. Flexible schedules
A passport with a minimum validity of 6 months is usually sufficient.
You may need to get the yellow fever vaccine, but that will depend on the country you are traveling from. It is best to check with the health organization you have in your country.
Panama has two seasons. The summer season runs from mid-December to May and the green season from May to December. When to go depends on what you want. Summer is generally the driest and sunniest season. It is also windier because of the Northeast trade winds, which makes it a perfect season for sailing, windsurfing, etc.
In the green season the weather can be hot and humid. There is more rain, but there tends to be sudden short downpours that freshen the air and are followed by sunshine. There is no continuous wind, which makes it a perfect season for diving because there is little movement and sea current. Panama is very close to the equator and has a tropical climate. Temperatures vary between 25 to 30º C (80 to 90 Fahrenheit). The humidity is very high.
-Skipper and sailor
-Various menu with fresh local products
-Beverages (Alcohol in moderate use)
-Bed linen and bath towels (Does not include beach towel)
-Auxiliary boat with outboard motor
-Some boats include Kayak or stand up paddle
-Does not include transfers, entrance fees, etc.
In Panama City, you will find several ATMs where you can withdraw money with your card. Panama is a dollarized economy and uses the US dollar. You can't get money in San Blas, so if you want to buy souvenirs make sure you have cash!
Don't bring too much; people often end up using half of what they bring. It's hot and muggy, so forget about wearing warm clothes. Bring sunscreen and enough $ 1 bills
To formalize your reservation it will be necessary to pay 15% of the total amount at the time of confirmation.
In some cases boats ask for a 50%.
The remaining amount is paid in cash on the day of boarding.
You must carry your own travel insurance.
Embarkation/disembarkation will take place between 9-10am. For landings after lunch (3.30pm) an extra half day will be charged.
If there is a cancellation by the host, SLE will provide an alternative boat or refund the amount of the reservation
If there is cancellation by the passenger, the amount of the reservation will be used to cover the expenses of the ship (in the event that the date is very close to the trip) and intermediaries for the management of the reservation.
For cases of force majeure (justified) the amount of the reservation can be partially or fully refunded depending on the circumstances and at the discretion of SLE
If there are cancellations due to transportation problems, the reservation will be returned to the passenger in full.
To formalize the reservation, a percentage of between 15% and 50% of the total will be requested, depending on the boat. For through paypal a 5% will be added for management expenses
Book the boat first and don't risk it being occupied.
Then you can manage the transport to the sailboat.
Finally, do not forget to include in your luggage a great adventurous spirit and a great desire to discover new forms and life and thought.
Stay open and flexible to changes, start the adventure!
Normally not, you will visit a remote area where there are no facilities in general, take the opportunity to put aside the phone and "connect" with what is happening around you.