Our visit to colombia and South America was coming to an end, and when we saw the possibility of travelling from South America to our next adventure in Central America on a boat via the San Blas Islands we knew we had to do this. Travelling by land is almost impossible and very dangerous. Their are a number of sailing boat options from Cartagena via the San Blas to Panama, but these would mean less time on the islands and more time on the open sea. The other option is to travel by boat and bus to a beautiful tranquil village called Capugana (please see our last post) and start the trip from their.
We chose to travel with sanblasadventures, and for 4 days it was like stepping into another world. We would spend two hours per day between 8-10am travelling on a high powered speed boat between Capugana and Carti in Panama some 280km West. Each day at around 10am we would arrive on a different island, each more stunning than the last. Our days involved Snorkelling in the warm Caribbean waters, lazing on the beaches, meeting the locals and sleeping in hammcks with the warm wind gently rocking you. The trip which included all meals was always nicely prepared for us, and consisted of freshly caught lobsters, crabs and octopus. These islands are picture perfect, really out of this world we are so glad we saw them, especially as they have been untouched by western influence, no hotels, restaurants, concrete and śo few tourists make it out here. The islands we stayed on were called isla pino, isla iguana, isla tupile, isla cocopianderia and isla torpuga