San Blas Wailidup Overnight

1 - 5 Nights - Wailidup! Come and discover this small island paradise with white beaches, turquoise waters, coral reefs, hammocks and private cabins with a sandy floor. Enjoy their daily activities and their traditional food.


We have selected, just for you, one of the most beautiful islands: Wailidup!

Located at 30 minutes by canoe from Barsukun Pier in San Blas, this tiny island offers paradise for a maximum of 25 lucky visitors. White sand beach, turquoise waters, coral reefs, hammocks, and private huts with sand floor!

The driver will pick you up around 05:00 a.m. After a 2 1/2 drive, you will enter the Guna region (Guna Yala). Then the road goes up and down to the Caribbean border: on the way a nice spot with a gorgeous view of the archipelago. At your arrival at the River Barsukun in Carti, you will get on board a Guna canoe, downstream the river and ride to the island: this passage can be a bit wet during the trade wind season: be ready to be sprayed! Then here you are, at paradise island Wailidup.

In the afternoon, the Guna canoe can take you to the traditional village of Rio Sidra (Mamardup) for a few hours visit (you will ask to pay a community fee of about $5 per pers.).This is the place of the famous mola makers! A unique opportunity to see them work on their molas and to purchase the most beautiful models at a reasonable price. Play also with the kids: they love to meet visitors. If you stay 2 days, next day can be dedicated to explore other island with the Wailidup canoe (included in pricing).

All 3 meals are included in the package: if you want giant crabs or lobster you must inform the locals about it upon arrival on the island so that this extra is added to your dinner. After a good night in your bamboo hut (double bed, sheets, etc.) the same canoe will take you back to Cartí and the jeepney to Panama City with an estimated time of arrival around 11h00.

If you want an additional night, it has a cost of $100.00 per person.

We invite guests to extend their stay aboard a San Blas Sailing sailboat to reach other remote islands for a 2 to 7 days cruise: in this case, boat would pick up you up at island.

It includes

Collective land transportation Panama – San Blas / Carti – Panama

Collective maritime transport Carti – Guanidup – Carti

Accommodation in private cabins

3 meals

Visit to the traditional village or snorkeling tour (community taxes not included)

Not include

Local taxes, Guna

Drinks (available on the island)

Meals with lobsters and crabs

Snorkeling equipment ($ 5 per pers.)

Personal expenses

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★★★★ Rated 4.60 Based on 5 Review(s)

  • Nicky Reyes May 14, 2020

    PA RA DI SE !

  • Lee George March 18, 2020

    just bring your own of hard drinks! worth the stay ….great

  • Daryl Perry March 12, 2020

    can’t miss that in Panama.

  • john Balden November 29, 2019

    comfort is ok, beach is beautifull, village visit interesting and meals acceptable. snorkeling is gorgeous. from what I heard, the best stay in san blas (many did tell me to avoid wailidup very dirty place and expensive)
    Go for it!

  • Laurie Barrett February 22, 2019

    though it is a bit remote, this island is really pristine
    accommodation is average but the beach and coral reef gorgeous
    I consider 2 days great but my dream would have been to hire one of these san blas sailing sailboats and spend 3 days in the cayos holandes reef .. another day maybe