Thursday, 22-Feb-2018, 4:09 PM

Sailing San Blas on Pacifica

Getting There

Map of Kuna Yala
San Blas is accessible from Panama City by road, which ends in Carti. This road is absolutely scenic, but extremely winding and steep in places. You will need a 4x4 vehicle, as regular cars are not allowed and stopped at the check point on the border of Kuna Yala. The trip from Panama City normally takes 2.5 hrs (2 hrs from Tocumen International Airport).

Usually I arrange transportation for my guests. The driver comes to pick you up at the hotel at 5:30 am and he is able to collect other passengers at this 'standard' time. The cost is $25 per person one way. Pick up at later times is also possible, but this becomes a 'private ride' - you pay for the whole car $100 or more. You arrive by car to Carti and from there I arrange a water taxi to transfer you to my boat. The cost - $20 per person one way.

I can also arrange the driver to meet you at the airport and bring you straight to Carti, but only if your flight arrives before 2 pm. This is important, because the road to Carti is being closed after 4 pm for the night. This service will cost you $100 for the whole car.
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