The staff were really friendly and helpful. The facilities though, while rated 3 and a half star online, were at best 1 star. The room was poor and the mousquitos were plentiful, despite the nets over the beds. The food was mediocre at best. Again the best feature was the staff.
I’m a tourist operator in Panama through a Helicopter Tours and Charter Company, so I often take my clients to the San Blas Islands. I usually land at El Porvenir, and my clients leave for the smaller more popular islands and I usually stay with my helicopter and have lunch at The Hotel El Porvenir Restaurant. The place is very simple and rustic, and yes, run down in some places, but the owners and employees make you feel like family. At the restaurant, the quality of the ingredients and the constantly improving touch of Gabriel, the Chef, make these $8-12 dollar lunches a great value in such a remote place. Yesterday, I was fortunate enough to have lobster at a ridiculously low price for its size and freshness. I haven’t stayed here at night, but the quality of the food, the value and its people are hard to find elsewhere. Thank you Anthony, Gabriel and Geroncio for your passion and for doing a great job for Panama. Fernando…
Around one hour from main land on a small vissers boat, you will arrive the island El Porvenir. This small place with a back to basic sleeping place is just going back in time. The owner voor 31 years, but most his grandson Antony gives you the feeling to be home and learns you everything about the culture and way of live of the Kunas. He speaks no English but remember we are in a reservoir of an other culture. They speak there own language but you will see you will manage. The rooms are really simple but use your positive mind and you will enjoy your stay. The food is very good, the vis is fresh and from there is perfect to visit a few other bounty island of the natural swimming pool. 1 max 2 nights are recommended 🇵🇦💙❤️😍
This resort hotel is rather basic just as the food. The lobster (extra costs) was cooked till is it was overcooked. The rest of the meals are good but basic. The wasn't really friendly. At departure day they kept on pushing we had to leave, while we had all the time. The beach is not really relaxed for swimming
My wife and I want to experience a moment out of the lights of the city. And I can say this spa give you a look of how we get where we are now. Ok San Blas is beautiful all islands give you piece. in the hotel have a basic service local food by the Indian of the guna. If you want to try something different. I was happy about this place traveling there is long but ad to the experience lol ask for the bread at the hotel delicious go