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Isla Pelicano

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Isla Pelicano

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BLISS in San Blas Islands Panama!!! - Includes Tour & Transport from Panama City
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BLISS in San Blas Islands Panama!!! - Includes Tour & Transport from Panama City

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Have you heard of the amazing San Blas Islands of Panama? Have you seen the post-card perfect photos of deserted white sand specks in the turquoise oceans or of smiling Guna children beckoning you to partake in their little piece of paradise? With some of the most spectacular beaches in all of the world, and with less than 10% of the islands being inhabited by the Guna tribe, you'll be exploring 4 of the 365 islands of this paradise.<br><br>While the islands are basic and the Gunas can be shy, if you open your heart and mind to the unspoiled and undeveloped beauties of San Blas, you will experience one of the last paradises on earth.<br><br>We offer you the best of everything:<br><br>•Timely pick-up from your Panama City lodging<br>•Spacious, comfortable 4x4 transportation<br>•Full insurance for cars, boats and guests<br>•All our boats have sun protection and big awnings.<br>•A quality lunch prepared in a CLEAN kitchen with FRESH ingredients.<br>•Snorkel equipment for each guest for the whole day
USD 149.99 per adult
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RMDTraveller wrote a review Jan. 2019
Zurich, Switzerland340 contributions71 helpful votes
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From 4-6 Jan 2019 I went on a trip to the San Blas Islands - to Isla Ina (where we stayed 2 nights/3 days). We also made a boat trip to Isla Pelicano which was a nice treat and get away retreat. We went with tour operator San Blas Dreams(.com) and paid 147$ for 2 nights incl. transport and 3 meals a day (very simple and monotonous but made with love). At booking 32$ is paid by credit card. The 4x4 is paid 50$ cash upon arrival in the port or at the supermarket (before the long bumpy road to the port) and 22$ is paid for entering Guna Yula (Government tax). 32+50+22= 104$ and 45$ I paid at the cabins on the island so actually paid a bit more then the advertisement of 147$. As always presenting the numbers: -Price to get there from Isla Ina: Free -Pelikan Island: 4.5**** most untouched/peace when you are a small group. Important take your passport with you as you go to an autonomous region. Overall Ina Island was crowded but I have been told not as crowded/overcrowded as Isla Franklin and Diablo. Therefore going to Isla Pelicano for the day or some hours is a welcome treat. See my review on San Blas for more details and how to get there. -When the ocean is ruf you will get wet, bring a waterproof bag for your phone and camera and money. -Bring money, there are no CC/AmEx/MC facilities. -Bring plenty water -Bring sun screen There is no shop on Isla Pelicano The island itself has beautiful palms and scenic views and the beach is white fine sand and a nice walk into the refreshing water which is cooling but not cold. Also note we were in early January so there is still light rain from time to time and morning overcast! You will burn also with overcast! ! ! There are no sleeping possibilities neither toilets. The experience is unique and the views amazing, just be prepared for the trip there and back!
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Date of experience: January 2019
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Christina M wrote a review Aug. 2018
San Francisco, California28 contributions26 helpful votes
It was a childhood dream come true. I walked around the island in five minutes and snorkeled around it in 2 hours because of all the beautiful sights below the surface of the water. Beautiful weather, people and clean water!
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Date of experience: June 2018
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MGO99 wrote a review Jan. 2018
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There is so much rubbish on the island, it is disgusting. The reef is okay, but nothing more. Not really worse to go there.
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Date of experience: December 2017
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LuckyPty wrote a review Jan. 2018
Seoul, South Korea202 contributions28 helpful votes
Beautiful island, perfect to a party!. Bring your own music and drinks. But is was wonderful. The beach is clean, there are no mosquitoes here and the wind is warm like the water.
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Date of experience: January 2018
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Allgoodthyngs wrote a review Jul. 2017
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom1,707 contributions450 helpful votes
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Currently sailing around the world and heading to Panama, we stopped at several of the San Blas Islands to enjoy island life with the Kuna Indians. However- maybe the islands have had their day and now become somewhat disingenuous . We found the locals to only be interested in making money by selling endless Molas as quickly as possible to us. At times their attitude was somewhat belligerent and overly persistent. We gave away a large number of lines and a halyard and they promised us some fish for supper but never returned- sad! Other than this the islands are basically sand spits growing coconut trees- i.e. coconut farming. We may have been unlucky with the islands we chose but we were disappointed and preferred other remote islands that we've had the joy of visiting. For info- The San Blas islands are a group of islands in the archipelago de San Blas, located in the Northwest of Panama facing the Caribbean Sea. There are 378 islands within the archipelago and they are scattered around in an area of about 100 square miles. The majority of the 378 islands have no inhabitants, but on the larger ones you will find the native people known as the Kuna’s.
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Date of experience: May 2017
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