we want to get to San Blas - we are 2 adults and three children, aged 7, 9 and 11. What is the most cost-effective option - we have a rental and could possibly drive to Carti.
We are planning roughly 3-4 days in San Blas.
we can take you on our catamaran there sailing from Portobelo.... my father was born in deva.... sanblascat
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Hi Stephen, thanks for the feedback.
Since we rent the car for three weeks, the difference in the rate for the extra 3 days when we go to San Blas is very low - about 50 USD. And I thought we would save much more on the transport.
In any case, we will leave the car in Panama and most likely will get a tour. Do you have any recommendations regarding company/which island to go to?
Hi Octavian. I booked a seat on a 4x4 to the coast and then took one of the many small boats to the islands. The road from Panama City through the mountains to the Guna border post was badly pot holed. It's $20 per person to cross their border, I am not sure what they charge for children. I would have thought a taxi or bus to the port rather than leaving a hire car unused for 3-4 days was a better option. I do not know if they charge at the border for rental cars. It's around 3.5 hours by road from Panama City. The islands are popular and I would look at reserving accommodation before rather than on arrival at the islands. They are charming. Enjoy your trip.
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