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El Porvenir San Blas Panama Cruise Port Guide


As cruise ships are not able to dock here you will be tendered ashore, right into the central marketplace.

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The San Blas Archipelago is composed of approximately 100 nameless islets, 113 with names and of them nearly 30 islands are entirely made of corals. You could spend almost an entire year traveling through the insular area of each one. There are no roads into the region, but small planes fly to more than a dozen landing strips daily. Off the northeast coast of Panama, palm-lined beaches, coral-ringed islands , and jungle-cloaked mountains make San Blas look a lot like paradise, but the main reason for going there is to spend time with the Kuna Indians, who have managed to protect their unique culture. They live in thatched huts on about 40 of the 350 islands of the archipelago and rule their own autonomous province.

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Traditional Panamanian crafts can be found most cheaply at artesian markets. In Panama City, the best are found at the market in Balboa, with the Panama Viejo market coming in as a close second. Panama's best-known craft is the mola, intricate reverse-applique handwork made by the Kuna. Molas can be bought at either of these craft markets or from vendors on the seawall in Casco Viejo.


Panama uses the Balboa and the US Dollar as its currencies. The balboa is equivalent to the US dollar and has exactly the same value, but in reality the Balboas only exist as coins that are equivalent to the US coins.

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Languages Spanish (official), English 14% note: many Panamanians bilingual.

Opening Hours and Holidays:

Shopping hours vary, but most of the stores and shops open from 9:00 am to 6:00 p.m. and some even up to 10:00 p.m. from Monday to Sunday.

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