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Hotel El Porvenir

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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New York City, New York
Reviewed 6 January 2012

In all fairness, this is neither a terrible nor a great place to stay. There is a better place on the other side of the island called Cabanas Nan Gabayai which is cheaper ($25/night vs $50, but it doesn’t include meals or boat so it probably comes to about the same) that is right on the water, very scenic, quiet,...

7Thank jk_actually
New York City, New York
Reviewed 27 November 2011

El Porvenir has everything you need: rooms with mosquito nets, water, power at night. The island is lovely and hammocks and hotel setting are great. It's a relatively inexpensive way to visit the San Blas and is easy to get to from Cartí or the airport (though construction work had closed the runway at our visit in November 2011). Food...

2Thank Lily_F11_11
Umea, Sweden
Reviewed 25 June 2011

We visitied El Porvenir to join our world-cruising friends on their sailing yacht for a week. The flight from Panama City was an experience - and our 5-year old son was happy for the road on the island - making it possible to take the plane down. We spent 2 nights at Hotel El Porvenir which is a quite simple...

4Thank AnnaSafvestadAlbinss
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 23 March 2011

This place is nice enough, with okay food and cold beer. Wouldn't stay at Porvenir for more than a night anyways. The little lady who seems to run the place can arrange anything, she's sort of like the Godmother.

2Thank jehow
Arlington, Virginia
Reviewed 16 October 2010

For $40 a day, you get three meals and two island excursions. It's a pretty good deal despite the fact that the island they took us to (Pelican Beach) was no larger than a large studio apartment and overcrowded with obnoxious tourists lugging coolers like they were going to a tailgate party. You can pay extra to go to different...

9Thank nicquk2
Larnaka City, Cyprus
Reviewed 20 April 2010

This hotel is about the oldest hotel in the San Blas islands and is the only accommodation actually located on El Porvenir island - where the Police station and airport are located. The main town is a couple of minutes boat ride away on the neighbouring island, with more hotels/ hostels. From what I saw although this place is in...

4Thank hotelreview123
Reviewed 8 March 2010

Clean Beaches, one plane in the morning, Oti the owner is a very nice Kuna lady, and her husband speaks some english, close to very nice Islands. The food is basic but tasty, you can ask for non fried food if you want.

Thank tuki21

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Address: Isla el Porvenir Kuna Yala | KunaYala, 0834-02496, Panama
Region: Panama > Guna Yala Region > San Blas Islands
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel El Porvenir 2.5*
Number of rooms: 19
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“Rooms face common court yard and wing with back to dock have back doors and clothes line. Around 3:30pm. keep an eye open for the power cord to appear on the floor next to bar as everyone wants to charge electronic devices. No Internet service”
bettyIllinois, 3 Feb 2013 | Read review
“all rooms the same”
Hackney13, 4 Jan 2013 | Read review
“The bungalow is by far the best”
  • rest of the hotel with hammock hut in the middle. You may be able to get a hammock instead of a
  • view across to the airstrip and the opposite shore of the island
jk_actually, 6 Jan 2012 | Read review
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