Things to do in San Blas Islands

THE 15 BEST Things to Do in San Blas Islands

Things to Do in San Blas Islands

Check out must-see sights and activities:
Isla Perro, Isla Pelicano, Islands, Beaches.


Top Attractions in San Blas Islands

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From quick jaunts to full-day outings.







What travellers are saying

  • kelvi
    bay area, ca209 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We stayed here for 1 night in July 2024.

    - We got a private room and shared bath option.
    - The boat dropped us off around 10AM on day 1. Our the agency thru which we had booked the stay did not include snorkel , but we rented equipment from the island for 5$ - it is worth it - the sunken ship isnt too far off the coast and you can see parts even if you cannot swim.
    -Food: We are vegetarians - so food was rice (sometimes with coconut), a salad and some plantains. It was monotonous (all three meals) , but perfectly acceptable. A drink also comes along with each meal.
    - Accommodation : The room has beds , 2 fans and a small stool to keep your bag; Oh and a light. That's it. But it was clean . the sheets were clean , we had great ocean views from the room. I had a great night's sleep - Absolutely no issues.
    It also rained heavily in the evening , nothing got messy.
    - People : the locals in the island are friendly. They know to give you space and keep out of your way. But will look out for you too.
    -Island : it was crowded with the day tours , but once the crowd goes, it is amazing. Do you get bored? No way !
    We went on island tours on Day 2 but honestly , staying at the island on Day1 was awesome. Don't get me wrong , the day tours will let you hop islands and go with the crowd and get you a busy day - but the stay the previous day and chilling out was the highlight for me.

    Overall: I loved it . if we had time , we would have taken the 2N-3D option which would have been perfect. Cannot wait to go back.
    You cannot go wrong with any island you choose.
    Written July 7, 2024
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  • Peter Z
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pelicano island has beautiful and tranquil place, njce beaches, pretty little snorkeling around, gorgeuos sunsets to enjoy..
    Written April 6, 2024
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  • BRDman7
    Vancouver, Canada348 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The San Blas Islands are amazing and Chichime Isle was a perfect place to stay for two nights. The people living here are very welcoming, beauty is all around and the meals they prepared were fresh and delicious. Cold beer, water and other drinks are available for a very reasonable price. From here you can go on excursions to other isles.
    Written February 14, 2023
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  • Dominic Markart
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My girlfriend and I stayed with Carlos on his sailboat for 2 days and 2 nights.
    We were blown away by the beauty and uniqueness of San Blas and we were so happy to experience all this on a boat. On the one hand having the comfort staying on a beautiful yacht and on the other hand having the possibility to see couple of different magical islands was OUTSTANDING.
    The service of Carlos was excellent. He is a great cook and prepared for every lunch and dinner fresh fish, lobster, crab or other seafood available in the waters of San Blas. He is also very knowledgeable about San Blas and the Kunas and makes everything possible for you to have an unforgettable time. So visit Calors on his boat before San Blas will be flooded in the next 15-20 years. Thank you a million times.
    Written February 18, 2019
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  • Marc S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We have rent a Catamaran for 8 people for 2 nights. We were 2 families and it was a incredible trip, which we will never forget. Unbeliveable clear water, very nice snorkeling spots and a Crew which give you a very safe and comfortable feeling. The Crew was José, Ricardo and Anne. All of them were very nice and Anne creates everyday a 5star menue. Doesnt matter if breakfast, lunch or dinner.
    José knows the best spots in the San Blas Islands, as he is a originally Cuna, so he knows the people and the language very well.
    The boat was very well equipped with several SUP's, transparent bottom kajak, underwater scooter etc.
    It was worth every Cent of the trip...we will come back someday
    Written July 11, 2024
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  • Anton C
    Singapore, Singapore4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Incredible experience! Paradises island with awesome views m. The company organized everything properly and with a great cost! Totally recommended
    Written June 30, 2021
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