San Blas islands - A getaway to paradise
Everybody told us about how amazing the San Blas islands were, so we planned from the beginning to go there. Our hostel offers a tour where you can visit the islands and even stay there overnight, so we booked it with them. We decided to go for 1 night and 2 days.
In the morning, we got picked up very early (5:40 am) by our driver to get to the coast. The weather was reeeeally bad - rainy and stormy, so first we thought the tour was gonna be cancelled... As the weather got a little better, we got on one of the boats that was supposed to take us around the next 2 days.
Our boat and its captain for the two days
The islands are a tourist attraction, but still the people live in small communes there. They even checked our passports once we entered their area. Everyone was really friendly, helpful and super funny! Even though their Spanish is slightly different, and English isn't that well spoken, we all understood each other somehow :) The day started off with visiting one of the islands, having drinks (Cuba libre or beer) and just enjoying the islands as the weather got nearly perfect once we arrived! It was magical - blue sea, white sand, and the smallest islands with only a few houses on them. We stopped at several sand banks in the middel of the ocean, jumped out into the warm water, and had beer!
Having a beer on a sandbank in the middle of the ocean - pricless
After having drinks, food and snacks, we reached the island we were sleeping on. They had built up tents for us - they were okay except for the matress who didn't have enough air to keep us off the ground :D Still, sleep wasn't the thing we cared most about.
We spent all day snorkeling, swimming, relaxing...It was so perfect! There's not really a lot more to say, than it was PARADISE! So instead of talking, here are some pictures that will make me truly jealous of myself when I will look at them in cold German winter :D
"Our" island for two days - only me Hans and 6 other people
My view 99% of the time I was just laying down
This is how small all the islands were - there are 365 of them
Random palmtree inside the ocean - isn't that the perfect Instagram shot?
THIS is how paradise looks like