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Top 10 Places To Snorkel In The Caribbean, San Blas: Snorkeling Holidays

San Blas offers the best snorkeling in the Caribbean, much better than the Pacific side of Panama where murky water is an issue most of the times. Here in San Blas, visibility is above 60 feet and even more during the summer months where the wind is not blowing, from May to November.

The most ideal snorkeling spots with the richest marine life can be found in the more remote areas away from river mouths, such as the Pool in Dutch Cays, Coco Bandero Cays, and Bapurgana. These locations are easily accessible from the landing strip at Corazon de Jesus.

The San Blas region in Panama is renowned for its stunning islands and pristine white sandy beaches lined with coconut trees.

The crystal-clear waters make snorkeling in the San Blas islands a top activity while on a catamaran charter.

While the majority of the sailing routes offer clear waters, there is a chance of encountering murky waters near communities closer to the shore like Rio Sidra and Soledad Miria. These communities, known as the deep San Blas, are culturally unique but are situated near multiple river mouths. The sediment-rich waters from the rivers reduce visibility, making snorkeling impossible.

The landing strip at Corazon de Jesus, where flights to San Blas land, is also near a river mouth and not suitable for snorkeling or swimming. Fortunately, Coco Bandero Cays and other fantastic locations are just a short 20-minute sail away. On the other hand, sailing to the outer islands and cays provides the opportunity to explore vibrant reefs and clear waters.

The first top 5 snorkeling spots in San Blas with crystal-clear waters are:

• The Pool

• Coco Bandero

• Bapurgana

• Green Island

• Cambombia

Explore the underwater world of San Blas islands

Would you like to know the rest of the top 5 snorkeling spots? You can always contact us ☺ or you can also ask the captain where all the best spots for snorkel are and might even join you!

Our catamarans come fully equipped with all the necessary snorkeling gear. However, if you prefer to use your own set of fins or goggles, please feel free to bring them along. We understand that some individuals may have their own specific preferences when it comes to snorkeling equipment.

After your snorkel session, come back aboard to our catamaran and rinse off the salt water with our fresh water rinse!

To protect the delicate ecosystem, please follow these recommendations from our experts when snorkeling in San Blas:

- Avoid touching anything in the water, including sea stars.

- Do not sit or walk on corals.

- Use biodegradable sunscreen.

- Do not feed the marine life.

Experience the vibrant underwater world of the Caribbean by snorkeling in San Blas, Panama during your vacation. Within moments, you will find yourself fully immersed in the serene waters, surrounded by a plethora of colorful fish, coral, and marine wildlife. Take the opportunity to interact with the crew and inquire about the fascinating sights you encounter during your snorkeling adventure.

Our little friend is everywhere in San Blas: the trunkfish

Lay out on the sun deck, cool off in the shade or simply go downstairs for a quick nap while we sail to the next reef. Feel the breeze ruffle your hair, watch for dolphins playing in the ship's wake. Anything is possible in San Blas!

Enjoy paradise on our luxury catamarans

San Blas is definitely one of the best places in the world to snorkel, contact us for your all inclusive snorkeling vacation in Paradise.

 Visit our itineraries in San Blas for more info.

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