Diablo Islands is one of the best-known islands of San Blas. The island offers a nice beach and is situated near other smaller islands and a sunken shipwreck, and plenty of coconut palm trees. Diablo offers different accommodation options and has a large dining area next to the beach. The island is suitable for groups and tends to attract a more social crowd.
Distance from port: 30 min boat transfer
Highlight: Great social area and late departure included
Transport arranged from guests accommodation in central Panama City
Pick-up between 5:00 and 5:30 am
Drop-off approximately 7:00 pm final day
* Lunch not included on final day but can be ordered and paid for directly on the island.
If guests prefer to return with the morning departure (arriving to Panama City around 12:00 pm) please let us know at the time of booking.
Jeep transfer from Panama City to port: 2.5-3 hours
- Return jeep and boat transport- pick up and dropoff at your accommodation in central Panama City
- Accommodation on Diablo Island
- Meals- traditional-style, prepared and served on the island. First meal is lunch on day of arrival
- Day tour- includes Piscina Natural and Isla Assudub Dummad or Nugnudub. Guests are welcome to take this tour again for $8 per person.
- Local Kuna family host
- Late departure on final day (departing island around 2:30 pm to return to Panama City at 7:00 pm).
- Kuna Yala entrance fee and port tax ($23 per person for foreigners, $8 for Panamanians and residents of Panama)
- Island entrance fee for Isla Perro/shipwreck- $3 per person
- Beverages- water, soda, snacks, or alcohol. You can take these with you and purchase them on the island ($1-3 USD). It is prohibited to bring coolers onto the island.
- Snorkeling equipment
- Jeep pickup from or to accomodations outside the central area of Panama City.
|Shared Cabana (sand floor)
|Private cabana ( shared bath)*
|Private cabana (private internal bathroom)*
Prices are per person.
* Minimum of 2 guests in Private rooms/cabins
* Extra nights include meals.
* Matress, pillows, and sheets included.
Shared Cabanas– there are several dormitory-style cabanas on the island which sleep around 6-10 people and have sand floors.
Private Cabins (shared bathrooms) – there are 5 private cabins with shared, external bathrooms and wooden floors, which can sleep 2 or 3 people.
Private Cabins with private bathroom – there are 5 private cabins with private, internal bathrooms on the island in front of the sea with wooden floors, which can sleep 2 or 3 people.
For all accomodations with shared bathrooms, there are 5 toilets and 5 showers that are external and separate from the accommodations. Facilites are basic.
There are no charging outlets in the rooms however, guests are able to charge devices in the main dining area in the evenings.
- Guests can take the day trip multiple times. The first tour is included in the price, and additional trips cost $8 per person. Day tours usually visit the same groups of islands so any additional day tour will likely be very similar to the first.
- Diablo Island is a popular island for day trippers so some guests find it more crowded during the day. This makes it a great choice for groups and guests that want to socialize. For guests looking for a quieter and less visited stay, we recommend considering another island.
- Please note tours in San Blas are not guided in the traditional sense; we work with local Kuna in all aspects of the tours and not all members of the community speak English.
- All visitors to San Blas are required to present their original passports at the entrance checkpoint (copies do not suffice).
We kindly ask that before booking a tour to San Blas, all guests read the San Blas Information Page to get an idea of what to expect before visiting the islands. We are working with local drivers and guides, and San Blad works a bit differently than Panama and likely very different than what visitors are accustomed to. This is part of the unique experience that San Blas offers its visitors. It’s important to keep in mind that tourism is still relatively new to the islands, and guests will find that accommodation is rustic, meals may be simple, and timing if often not precise. We ask for patience, respect for their times, and ways of doing things. If you are unsure that this type of travel is right for you, don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.