A remote, beautifully rustic retreat! Experience Kuna life and laze around doing not very much! The flight to San Blas was rather scarey, but well worth the effort. This hotel is owned and operated by Kuna people who were always smiling and eager to please, even though many of them spoke neither English nor much Spanish!
You have half an island to yourselves, assuming there are no other guests....
Yes, Germain number still the same,
Germaine remains in Panama, he works in a hostle house.
You can also speak to his brother Elias Perez, he is a teacher on an island in the comarca, he studied in Texas for a couple of years and his numbers are 6708-5254 6010-0431,
He also runs a small guest house on the island , here is the link http://www.corbiski.com/index.html
Take care and enjoy your visit,
Hotel San Blas is on Nalunega Island very near Porvenir. It's not an impressive hotel but it has some values that make it one of the most convenient. First of all it has nice sunsets. It's very quiet. It has a whole village behind it for you to explore. It is one of the cheapest, maybe the cheapest. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included in the price as well as two boat rides a day. The meals are tasty, it has a good variety of dishes and the portions are large. It has some typical native huts really spacious and airy, and some rooms in the main building. I preferred the huts with the soft white sand floor and the big beds with the railings. There is also more privacy in the huts. Other people who have come in a group prefer the rooms so that they can all be together and have fun. But there is also the small beach in front where everybody meets to talk or read a book under the thatched roofed porch with the hammocks. You can also watch local fishermen pass by or coming back with their catch. Behind the hotel there is a general store with few products for..emergencies, like cigarettes, munchies, soap, beers and so on.. The shared bathrooms are not a great ...success...as they are not exactly clean, and not at all comfortable. But I didn't see anybody complaining.
I had not booked the hotel before arriving and there was plenty of space but you'd better do it with other hotels if it's high season.
There is snorkeling equipment available for rent but it's not in a good shape. However you can share with other tourists.
In case you are prepared to pay for more comfort, there are more hotels on other islands or on the mainland. They will all take you to paradise islands in their boats.
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The food was great -- the rate was $5.00 per night (meals about 5 bucks with a soda) -- no locks, no safes, not much electricty, lots of birds, bugs, water, etc -- I would recommend for adventure types or those who want to sign off for a bit -- good jumping off point for other islands.
There are 10 cabins in the style of the kuna constructions --thatched roofs. Lodging prices per person include 3 daily meals and tours around inhabited and uninhabited islands.
It is said that some of the best Caribbean Coral Reefs are in San Blas, so, if you are after a unique experience, why not go to San Blas for your next holidays? I liked the island a lot, but I don't think I would like living there for more than 3 days --that's enough for me!
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