We had been reading a lot about how magical the stay on any of the 360ish islands of San Blas is, so decided to go and check it out. We had a look on the internet at prices and it did not look cheap. So we started asking around what options we have for an one night stay
We first got the contact of a guy called Javier Fonseca, we got in contact with him over WhatsApp and he gave us his website www.sanblastourspanama.com
What he offered (adjusted to the prices of the website) was:
We then managed to get in contact with one of the local people (Kuna) offering accommodation on Isla Perro, here the details:
On Top of this you have to pay
We decided to go with Augencio, never met him, but we met his father who was driving the boat that got us from the port to Isla Perro. A very simple and kind man.
The stay was as described by everybody on the internet, magical. The Islands are not yet very popular thus there won't be too many tourists around. The water is incredibly clear and while walking around the island you realize that basically it is you the palm treas and the sea. Before you go and especially decide to spend the night you need to take into account that there is no electricity at 7ish PM is already dark. The local family that was on the island has a solar panel so you can have dinner also after dark. There is no real bathroom. they have a toilet and a 'shower' but you need to take into account that they are not connected to water but you need to use water from a barrel. But even so, it is absolutely worth it to go and experience such a place as there are not so many natural and pristine places left in the world.
We decided to buy for dinner some lobsters :) we got 2 for 40$ but they were so big we did not really managed to finish them in 3. You can get the small ones for 5$.
You can do some snorkeling activities, maybe best to insist at the boat boat driver as they prefer to just bring you to a natural swimming pool in the sea but there is not much going on there.
At the end, our driver Gabriel picked us up and back to Panama City.
One more note, the road or the last part of the road to the port is like a roller-coaster, if you have car sick make sure you tell this to the driver maybe you can stay in front.
To sum it all up: amazing