the best way to to to san blas is by plane you could try www.aeroperlas.com or www.flyairpanama.com.
to go to san blas take a plane to el porvenir or corazon de jesus were youll find severel hotels and cabans from there you can transporte yourself to all the islands in boat the cost for a round trip to el porvenir is 96.77 corazon de jesus 100.97 it takes 25 min to get there. you can ge to see indians and how they live. carribean side
i could also suggest isla contadora really nice place, you could go there on a boat or plane the boat ride will take 2 hours but its worth it you can see the dolfines very comen to see if you are luck you can get to see the whales(i can not explane the experience that it was for me to see whales in there natual habitat). in contadora oull find several hotels. from there you coul also pay for a boat trip to the other islands one of them is known as the survival island. theres also a nude beach if your interested.pacific side
in close proximity is also isla grande in colon carribean side. beautiful beaches you could take a boat ride around the island are just take a walk around and eat at the restuarants were youll eat there daily fished food. it is an 2 hour drive were you can contract a taxi driver to get you there.
isla coiba is also a graet option. you can get to veraguas by plane and catch a bus to take you to the port were youll have to cross over in a boat. or contract a taxi driver to take ou all the way to the port.
if you need more information contact me i could give you more detalles on were to go and how to move around
Known best for its canal, Panama has an overwhelming number and variety of birds.
Keel-billed Toucans, Chestnut-mandibled Toucans,Green and shining Honeycreepers, Blue Dacnis, Greenlets, Tanagers, Trogans, Masked Tityras, the list goes on and on.
Welcome to Panama, one of the friendliest places to observe birds in the Neotropics.
Favorite thing: The most busses in Panama look like this one on the picture. With many colors, exagerated lights for in the nights and mostly also loud dance music inside. The driver (or better the boss of the driver) just wants you to take his bus and not another, so it should just be the most atractive.
Isla Taboga is a small island just 20km offshore. A ferry will take you from Bolboa to the island in about 1-1,5 hour.
The island is an oase of peace if you compare it to the very buzzy life in Panama city! It's the island to rest out a bit, to swim and relax!
Favorite thing: The Panama canal is mostly the only thing people now about this central American country. There is of course much more to see, but I think it is a must to see those impressive ocean-going vessels go trough the huge canal locks. The Locks of Miraflores are a good place, just a little bit west of Panama city.
Favorite thing: The Casco Viejo is now being restored part by part. By using soft pastel tints to paint the post colonial houses and churches they try to give the old a modern accent with a wonderfull result wich you wouldn't expect in a Latin american city!
Favorite thing: Casco viejo is the old hart of the city. Part by part is being restored, but just a street further you still see the poverty of the normal Panameño living in the not yet restored buildings. When the governement also wants to renovate those, they will lose their homes...
Panam city is certainly one of the most important economical cities in Central America. Its a city of contrasts between poor and rich, between old and modern, between the Latin American 'Mañana-life' and the Western 'Tommorow-life'.
This economical and political hart of the region is still expanding rapidly. New skycrapers change the horizons while the historical city is being restored.
This modern Panama was founded in 1673 and so moved at that time from the former capital, 'Panama viejo' 6,5 kms to the east. The Bahia de Panamá devides the old part of the and the new capital from the old, 'Casco viejo'.
Favorite thing: The 'puente de las americas' is the connection between the west and the east shore of the canal, but also between South and Central America.