We are planning to fly from Panama City to San Blas islands for 2 nights, Mar 3-5. Looking for recommendations of best place to fly into and stay given our needs.
We are two female in our early 30s. Looking to experience the Kona culture, snorkel and relax a bit during our stay. Would prefer not to rough it completely, but still be budget-conscious (i.e. $25-50 per night is ok, $100+ is too much). Cold water and basic food only is fine etc. Just want to be relatively comfortable (no sleeping in a hammock).
What's the best island that's not too quiet where we can meet people, that also has some accommodations? Should we fly to El Porvenir or somewhere else?
I had a friend fly in and stay with Archimedes and enjoy it. How do I find him and/or reserve?
Also, we would prefer not to fly back to Panama City at 6am. We have a flight from Panama City to Bocas at 3:30pm. How can we book alternative transportation at a later time (by land and/or boat) back to Panama City instead?