The San Blas Islands tour was one of 3 positive experiences I had in Panama over a six day period and it may have saved our trip.
You must first prepare yourself for a 2 hour white knuckle drive through the jungle over hills and 2 lane roads. It's not necessarily scary, but it's pretty intense.
Once you arrive at the basecamp area you and your tour group will hop in to a panga style fiberglass boat and bounce along the waves for 20 minutes. You will pass a few islands covered in huts, this would be the big city for the native kuna people. These people truly spend their entire lives living in grass huts on islands smaller than a football field, in some cases smaller than a baseball diamond. You will first arrive at an island that 2 families live on, you can actually spend the night here if you want, and it's probably worth the experience. Crystal clear water, white sand beaches, oceans teeming with life. The natives will show you how they sail, and will probably go fishing for a lobster a few times. You can purchase the massive lobsters they catch and they'll cook them for you at the small restaurant which also sells amazing seafood and fruit.
After you lounge on the sand you'll hop back in your boat and go to an underwater island that allows you stand about chest high in the water and see for miles. You can also pick up the star fish that live on this little sandy area. Watch your step though, there are also urchins lurking beneath. Finally you are taken to another island for relaxation, swimming, and snorkeling by a small shipwreck.
As a warning I must say that this is in no way appropriate for people in wheelchairs, unless you can navigate the sand with confidence. 50% is swimming activities, so be sure you can swim, or at the very least float admirably.
Booze, Bottled Water, Breakfast, and Lunch were included. This was a great experience, I would strongly recommend it.
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