After a few nights of dancing and partying in Casco Viejo, we decided that 2 days of relaxing was needed. The San Blas islands, just a 45 minute flight north of the city, was the perfect fit. Once on land, we were greeted by two exceptionally welcoming Guna Yala natives and quickly transported by boat to our lodge. The small cabin was exactly what I was expecting; bare bones, clean and simple. Each morning, along with a prepared breakfast, we were given the option of 2 tours. Of course we chose the vacant, white sand beaches every time. After soaking up the sun all day, a fresh seafood dinner was served. Each night was a surprise since they serve whatever the daily catch is.
We also, toured the Guna community with a local guide where you can buy handmade Molas, and given a chance to chat with some of the people living on the islands. Overall, other than swatting away a few mosquitos, my experience was great. I booked my accommodations and flights through Panama Travel Unlimited and the process was exceptionally smooth. There is a range of lodges you can select from and transferring payment was secure and easy. My only advice, bring mosquito repellent, sunscreen, and plenty of bottled water. Otherwise, enjoy the simplicity and sun.