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Getting to Paradise: Your San Blas Adventure Begins

Updated: Oct 9, 2023

4 x 4 SUV on its way to Puerto de Carti
4 x 4 SUV on its way to Puerto de Carti

Are you ready for an unforgettable island getaway in San Blas? We've got your transportation covered, whether you prefer the ground or the air. Here's everything you need to know about getting to the tropical paradise.

Ground Transportation: A Scenic Journey

Picture this: you're picked up right from your Panama City hotel or Airbnb at the crack of dawn, 5 am. Our comfortable 6-passenger SUV awaits to take you away on a picturesque 2.5-hour journey to the Carti port. The cost for this leg of the journey is a wallet-friendly $75 per person for a roundtrip ticket.

From Carti, the journey continues with a water taxi that sails you across crystal-clear waters to the island where your awaiting boat is anchored. This part of the adventure takes about an hour, and the cost mirrors the SUV ride: $75 per person for the roundtrip ticket. By the time you board the boat around 10 am, you'll already feel the excitement building.

But remember, all good things must come to an end. The return journey mirrors the arrival: you'll bid farewell to the boat at 8 am, and we'll have you back in Panama City by 1 pm, with a heart full of memories and a camera roll filled with incredible pics.

Air Transportation: Taking Flight

If you're looking for a truly breathtaking experience, why not take to the skies? For a roundtrip ticket of $1200, you can fly in a private 2-seater Piper Archer plane. This 50-minute flight departs from Panama City's Albrook airport and lands on Corazón de Jesús island of the San Blas islands.

And here's a little secret: occasionally, shared flights are available for around $120 per person each way. It's a fantastic option if you're open to sharing the skies with fellow adventurers. If this intrigues you, just let us know, and we'll check if your travel dates align with these shared flights.

However, as with any journey, it eventually concludes. The return trip mirrors your arrival: you'll disembark from the boat at 8 am, and we'll have you back in Panama City by 1 pm. You'll carry with you cherished memories and a collection of amazing pictures captured along the way.


There's a $22 fee for foreign travelers to enter the indigenous reserve of Guna Yala. This fee drops to $7 for Panamanians and residents with proper I.D. The fee increases to $25 when entering by plane.

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