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San Blas, Panama

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Remote Respite: San Blas, Panama

This archipelago in northern Panama is where travelers can escape the crowds of the more popular Bocas del Toro. After a short flight from Panama City to Playón Chico (which the hotel will help arrange), guests of one of the five overwater casitas at Yandup Island Lodge are picked up by boat and taken to the property’s private island. Snorkelers can spot more than 75 species of coral, hundreds of varieties of tropical fish, and the occasional dolphin. Remember to bring your own sunscreen and toiletries: the area has no shops. Doubles from $190, all-inclusive.


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