Cabañas Gabayai San Blas

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Cabanas Gabayai is located on Isla Gaigirgordub also known as El Porvenir, accessible either with the 4×4 transport or by flight with a small air strip on the island with once daily flights from Panama City to the San Blas archipelago (Air strip currently under renovation). Boasting some of the most comfortable accommodations in the San Blas islands with electricity, private bathrooms. Cabanas Gabayai has 5 private rooms in a custom built mother hut located over the water on stilts. Cabanas Gabayai is ideal for the traveller who wants to kick off their flip-flops for a few days and enjoy the San Blas in relative comfort.

Cabanas Gabayai offers single and double beds in five bamboo and wooden privates rooms with wooden and laminated floors and thatched roof. Bathrooms are private. The private rooms front onto a balcony over the water giving great views of the San Blas islands, mainland and nearby town island.

Meals are served from the onsite Nana Magiryai restaurant which has the most exquisite meals with traditional San Blas sea food dishes including lobster, or if you prefer the Creole dishes or a typical Kuna dish of chicken, rice, beans and salad.
As part of your stay you’ll have the opportunity to visit a local Kuna community to get an insight into Kuna culture with a visit to the museum, you will also have the opportunity to snorkel the shipwreck at Isla Perro (Dog Island), or other beautiful San Blas beach islands, depending on the tour that day.

Hotel Services

The following services are included when booking a stay at Nan Gayabai.
– Boat ride to Cabana Gabayai from Carti San Blas.
– Three meals a day are offered including fresh seafood. Typical San Blas meals include fried fish, lobster, squid, rice with coco, accompanied by patacones, salad and beans
– Tours to Indigenous Kuna communities and some of the pristine San Blas beaches.
– Internal tax
– Lodging in traditional and comfortable San Blas Cabanas made of bamboo, wood and thatch roof. These are some of the nicest rooms available in the San Blas islands, although still relatively basic, they clean, private and of a much higher standard than most other accommodation.

Services not included:
– Alcohol, water, soda and snacks.

How To Get There

The road to San Blas through the densely forested jungle highlands of Panama can only be negotiated by licensed 4×4 transporters. The Kuna Yala will not allow any other vehicles to enter carrying foreigners, thus the only way to to get to Nan Gabayai Cabanas is with the 4×4 vehicles that leave Panama City daily between 5am and 6am. The drive is approx 2.5hrs, depending on road and weather conditions. The 4×4 transporters can hold up to 7 passengers, it can be a squeeze at times and we advise all clients only to take a small bag containing what they need for their stay in the San Blas.

Currently El Porvenir Airport is closed for renovations and all the other airports are much further south in the island chain and cannot be used to get Gabayai Cabanas.

Important Information

You need your passport to enter the San Blas region!!
Please read our San Blas island FACT SHEET before booking.

San Blas Panama Gayabai Package

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– Transport (4X4) round-trip from Panama City to Carti, San Blas Panama
– Accommodation in traditional Kuna private cabanas with private bathroom at Cabanas Gabayai
Additional costs:
– Approx $10pp in San Blas Taxes, payable on route.

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