Budget Travel Ideas in San blas islands

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Kunayala is the local name for the San Blas Islands and this Caribbean archipelago of nearly 400 coral islands is the home of the Kuna people. The excitement and the education that can be learned from meeting one of the most intact indigenous societies of the entire Americas is a memorable experience.

One of the best budget hotels in all of Central America is the Hotel Kuna Niscua, a well-cared-for hotel on the island of Wichub- Hulaa. Rates run from $50 U.S. per person per room and this includes a daily boat tour to where the magnificent Kuna people live. The hotel offers a weekend extravaganza like no other and the best part is that it is all included in the room rate. There is a great amount of that type of giving without the thought of receiving in the Caribbean and maybe it is just that way in the island countries.

After a good night’s rest at the Hotel Kuna Niscua, it is time to see the rest of what this island archipelago of Kunayala has to offer. If surfing is on the itinerary then there is no better place than the Playa Santa Palina with waves reaching over 20 feet. This is definitely a surfer’s paradise as well as being one of the most beautiful places on earth to catch a wave. There is scuba diving and snorkeling all year as the weather stays a moderate 70 to 90 degrees F. With 2 oceans and a host of wonderfully colorful flora and fauna, Panama City is one of the best kept secrets in the world and will remain that way, hopefully, for a long time.

If you head out to any of the fishing villages in Kunayala—there are hundreds of them—you are likely to have a complete budget travel experience. This is where you can find lodges to stay in for less than $50 a day, and you can also find a lot of other budget options. The fishing villages, especially Carti, have a lot of tourist activities going on such as fishing, snorkeling, scuba diving and others, all at very cheap rates. In fact, you can rent out whole islands for swimming or whatever else your heart desires for less than $2 per day.

You can double your fun by canoeing and kayaking amid the islands or joining in on any of the coastal cruises that are conducted by the travel companies based in the fishing village of Carti. You are sure to have a simple, uncomplicated trip that is loads of fun and light on the pocket, too.

 Contributor: Ron S.


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