San Blas Islands Hotels & Cabanas

There are a variety of different San Blas Islands hotels and cabanas from basic facilities to more expensive options offering more exclusive features.

The Guna people of San Blas islands offer a variety of accommodation to suit almost every budget. The more expensive options usually provide better views, comfy beds, private full bathrooms, running water, and better food. Nearly all of them are on uninhabited islands and feature plush sand beaches, hammocks, and two tours daily.

The more basic options will be a little more bare-bones. Some offer little more than a hut in the sand, few have running water, and most only offer shared baths. Some of the less expensive options are still located on beautiful white sand islands, while others are located amongst local communities. The San Blas islands cover a large area and there are only two forms of transport to get to them. You either take a 4×4 from Panama City to Carti or you fly from Allbrook airport to a San Blas airport. For more info on this please see How to get there section of each San Blas Hotel

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Franklin’s Franklin's - San Blas Islands

Well known over the last few years, Franklins has become one of the places we send people to the most and rarely get complaints. They have a number of cabins and a beach on their half off the island. The island is small but split into two, although it is hard to distinguish any divide and it seems to be no problem to wander around the islands fringes in the shallow surf. Island stays include three simple meals a day. Island stays includes three meals a day. snacks and drinking water you have to either take with you or buy over there. You can organize tours to other islands, just ask Franklin. The island is generally one of the cleanest.There is some very good snorkelling in and around the shore. With plenty of star fish, Sting rays and more….


 

Robinson’sRobsinson's San Blas

One of the original places in San Blas for backpackers, although the location is different to the old Robinson’s as they moved to a larger island near the original. This island is larger than Franklin’s but still relatively small. There are three to four groups of Cabanas and about six Guna families living on the island. Island stays includes three meals a day. snacks and drinking water you have to either take with you or buy over there. There is a tour to the local community included in your stay, and others can be organised for a cost. This island was, and still is, popular with backpackers but Robinson seems to have very bad phone reception so don’t be surprised if we have trouble trying to contact him.


 

Ina’sIna's San Blas

Ina is the nephew of Robinson, although at times you wouldn’t think it….., it boasts the usual shacks with sand floors. It is located just up the beach from Robinsons. Some cabins are shared, some are private. Island stays include three meals a day. Snacks and drinking water you have to either take with you or buy over there. Ina can arrange many tours to Islands like Dog or Estrella so just ask him and arrange a price when you are there. This island is more built up than Franklins but is much bigger and has decent beaches. At the moment Ina is one of our top picks as the reviews coming back about the family and the food have been very positive, but things in San Blas are never consistent and this could change at any time.


 

Eulogio’s PlaceEulogio's San Blas

One of the original home-stays on one of the main Carti Islands. They’ve recently built an upstairs part to their house which has good airflow, but is still very basic. This is the best way to experience Guna culture if that is what you prefer instead of lazing on a beach, but do not expect to be there alone, it’s like a hostel. The usual three basic meals per day are included. The main town has a number of small stores where you can buy snacks, drinks and so on. Food is basic and toilets are placed over the sea. Includes daily tours to the local beach islands where you can spend the day swimming, snorkelling and lazing on the beach. Some of these islands have nothing but a local family, a couple of cabins and palm trees. In the afternoon you’ll return to Carti for the night. Eulogio and his brother Germain are great guys but just watch that they don’t try to overcharge you! They are pretty well known for it

Cabanas Kuanidup San Blas Islands
Stunning Turquoise waters at Kuanidup Beach
Cabanas Kuanidup
From $160pp

Kuanidup in the San Blas islands, Panama is reachable from Carti and El Porvenir. This Beautiful island offers 12 basic cabanas and pristine San Blas island beaches. One of the most visually beautiful islands in the region. Good food and excellent day tours make this one of our most popular options in the San Blas.
Welcome to Hotel Coco Blanco
Traditional Experiences at Hotel Coco Blanco
Hotel Coco Blanco
From $170pp

Is located on Isla Ogobsibu which rests upon the crystal-clear, turquoise, waters of the Caribbean like a rain drop on a coconut palm. With only four cabanas for accommodation this petite, grassy, coconut crowned island is a quiet retreat. Hotel Coco Blanco offers unparalleled rustic tranquility in San Blas Islands.
Cabanas at Hotel Yandup
Chilling Out in a Hammock at Hotel Yandup
Hotel Yandup
From $410pp

The best choice for quality and luxury in the San Blas island archipelago. Yandup offers 10 spacious ocean front lodges scattered strategically around the island for comfort and privacy. A beautifully maintained beach, delicious seafood meals and twice daily tours make this one of our top picks.
Dad Ibe Lodge Comfortable Rooms
Tipycal Cabanas at Dad Ibe Lodge
Dad Ibe Lodge
From $330pp

Is one of the most private island in the San Blas archipelago. The lodge has just 3 private cabins built out on over the ocean, offering stunning views of the two nearby uninhabited islands, which are close enough to swim to for some extra seclusion. Great seafood meals and daily tours are included in your package.
Cabanas Isla Aguja in San Blas Islands
Chilling out at Cabanas Isla Aguja
Cabanas Isla Aguja
From $150pp

Isla Aguja, San Blas islands is a very comfortable choice to stay in the middle of a beautiful island, with one of the bigger San Blas beaches. Surrounded by crystalline, emerald and turquoise waters. You can also visit different islands nearby to snorkel, or simply enjoy some peaceful, alone time in a hammock.
Comfortable Beds at Gabayai
Traditional Building at Cabanas Gabayai
Cabanas Gabayai
From $220pp

One of the most comfortable hotels in the San Blas island archipelago. The lodge has just 5 private rooms built out on stilts over the ocean, offering views of the other San Blas islands including a local town island as well as the mainland. Great seafood meals and daily tours are included. Owned by the Kuna Congresso.

 

Sapibenega Hotel in San Blas Islands
Sapibenega Hotel Room
Sapibenega Hotel

Consists of six beautiful and spacious cabanas architectural designed to reflect the spirit of the Kuna culture. The lodges here are considered a notch above most of the other offerings in San Blas. Three well prepared meals, freshly caught seafood, and two daily tours are included in your accommodation package.
Dolphin Lodge in San Blas Islands
Tipycal Cabanas at Dolphin Lodge
Dolphin Lodge

Located on Achutupu Island in the San Blas island archipelago, Dolphin Lodge offers the rustic beauty of traditional San Blas island cabanas but with all the modern comforts of a Panama City hotel. This hotel offers a ton of activities and tours, making it suitable for the more active paradise seeker.

 

Tipycal Cabanas at Akwadup Lodge
Comfortable Rooms at Akwadup Lodge
Akwadup Lodge

Set on a large coral reef in the San Blas islands, crowned by coconut palms and surrounded by the warm waters of the Caribbean. The lodge offers great views of a few other San Blas islands and the dense rain forest on the distant Panamana coastline. San Blas island day tours, good food and comfort.
Welcome to Hostal Nadi
Room at Hostal Nadi
Hostal Nadi

Offers the traveller a comfortable and pleasant stay in the idylic San Blas islands of Panama. There are only 5 cabanas in the hostal, three private, the other two dorm style. The hostal is located in a Kuna town so you’ll get a full experience of the Kuna culture, but no beach. They offer island beach tours.
Hotel el Porvenir in San Blas
Rooms at El Porvenir
Hotel El Porvenir

Is a great option for those tight on time. It offers simple rooms, with private bathrooms, showers, and some running water. This hotel shares the island with the the airport so if you’re up for it, you can see the plane land each morning. There is also an average beach on the island and daily tours offered.
Kuna Niskua Lodge
Balconies at Kuna Niskua Lodge
Kuna Niskua Lodge

Is located in the heart of a bustling Kuna community with no beach on the island. This is a good option if you want to experience the interesting culture of the Kuna people. There are 10 basic rooms and all have private bathrooms and some running water. Daily trip to explore the surrounding san blas beach islands.
Cabanas Ukuptupu in San Blas
Rooms at Ukuptupu
Cabanas Ukuptupu

Located near the San Blas airport of El Porvenir Cabanas Ukuptupu offers a range of economic and very basic hut style accommodation. No beach on the island. They offer San Blas island island day tours and three basic meals a day. Quite good for large groups as they have large capacity, not ideal otherwise.
Coral Eco Lodge Typical Cabins
Swimming Pool in Coral Eco Lodge
Coral Eco Lodge

Located adjacent to San Blas islands, Panama on the coast of the province of Colon, Coral Lodge is a great option if you want an experience a little luxury. Coral Lodge offers 6 eco friendly cabanas over the water, two restaurants, golden beach, and tropical rain forests. They offer tours to the San Blas islands.
Cabanas at Naranjo Grande
Beach
Cabana Naranjo Grande

Cabanas Naranjo Grande has one of the most stunning beaches in the San Blas island archipelago. The beach looks like its off a postcard!There are plenty of life straight off the beach, starfish and some nice reef to snorkel among. Want to get away from the crowds, this is the Island you want.
Cabanas over ocean
Cabanas Inland
Cabanas Narasgandup

There are two private cabanas that sit over the rocky ocean frontage not to far from the restaurant, under which the resident turtle lives. There is a great long beach with fantastic turquoise water. More Cabanas are on grassy land with shared bathrooms and only a few meters to the beach.
Hotel Kikirdub
Rooms at Kikirdub
Hotel Kikirdub

Located close to the El Porvenir airport, this over the water hotel has a feeling of home, the family that run the Hotel are very friendly. The rooms are spacious and have private bathrooms. There is a wrap around balcony with a few chairs to sit and watch the villagers fly by on their boats, or watch the plane fly in and out of the airport.
Cabana
Beach
Cabanas Nubesidub

The limited private cabanas all have sea views. A beautiful white sand, nice sized beach, perfect for lazing in the sun reading a book, or having a swim and snorkel. The island is covered in a thin grass with lots of hammocks to relax and check out the great views. One of the quieter and more picturesque islands in the San Blas.
Cabanas Diablo
Diablo Beach
Cabana Isla Diablo

Beautiful large beach, so close to the shipwreck, there is a mix of private and dorm style cabanas with shared bathrooms. A small bar and restaurant and allot beach makes this Island very relaxing. Swim over to the shipwreck to see some amazing life and the large ship ruins.
Banedup Cabanas
Banedup Wharf
Cabana Banedub

This Island is often visited by passing groups. Play a game of volleyball, or chill out with a cold cerveza! The beach lies to the south and is out of the current so the water stays shallow for a few meters off parts of the shore so it’s great for just lazing around in the warm clear calm water.
Cabanas Casso
Casso Beach
Cabana Casso Kuna Yala

Casso Kuna Yala only has a couple of cabanas on their site, giving you more privacy and a more personal touch with the family there, and to top it off the cabana are looking out to the most beautiful beach on the Island, it has a slightly larger beach, and crystal clear water only metres away from your cabana.
Chi chi me Cabana
Chi chi me
Cabana Chi chi me

A rather busy during the day with all the boat passengers coming to the island to play football, volleyball or just relax and have a cold beer. Turquoise warm water, great beaches and a bit of forestry to explore in the centre. Chi chi me takes around 15 minutes to walk around it, making it one of the larger islands.
Cabanas on Isla Perro
Isla Perro Shipwreck
Cabanas Assudub Bibbi

Located on the busy island of Isla Perro Chico Assudab Bibbi isn’t huge. The reason Isla Perro is so busy is due to the ship wreck that mysteriously sank there 40 years ago, no one knows why or how really, but it’s now a great reef with a lot of life hanging around it. Is a busy island with day trippers
Isla Iguana Cabana
Isla Iguana Beach
Cabanas Isla Iguana

Beautiful white sandy beaches and clear water surround this medium sized island, there are a mixture of private wooden floor cabanas with private balconies and a dorm cabana at one end of the Island, with separate bar offering a chilled out atmosphere and the restaurant has nice views from its tables.
Demar Achudup Beach
Demar Achudup Cabana
Cabanas Demar Achudup

Brand new cabanas and amenities are being built now. Demar Achdup has another Island very close to it creating a narrow calm spot perfect for laying around in warm water. A nice sized beach at the front of the island, allot of coco nut trees in the middle and the cabanas are spread out for privacy.
Senidup Cabana
Senidup Beach
Cabanas Senidup

Private Cabanas, Dorms or Camping is available on this island all with shared bathrooms. Large restaurant area has plenty of seating, and there are hammocks or benches around to relax and read a book or have a volley ball match on the beach.The beach is a nice size with amazing turquoise water.

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San Blas Islands Guide

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Check our guide to the San Blas Islands, discover the amazing history of Guna Yala Plus our top tips when visiting and all available tours

 

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Popular San Blas Tours

San Blas Islands Day Tour

During your San Blas day tour you will normally visit two islands including Isla Perro and the ship wreck where there are ample opportunities to snorkel the wreck and surrounding reefs

Ultimate San Blas Tour

Our NEW 3 day and 2 night San Blas island tour is fast becoming the best option for people wanting to explore the islands and have a fun filled experience with English speaking guide.

San Blas 3 Day Camping Tour

Our 2 or 3 day San Blas island tours give you a combination of enjoying the stunning Lemon Cays island region and remote areas such as the Cayos Holandeses islands.