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Hotel El Porvenir

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Isla el Porvenir Kuna Yala KunaYala, 0834-02496 Panama
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229Rita wrote a review Mar 2015
Belize City, Belize75 contributions7 helpful votes
We were motoring to Kuna Yala and our engine upped and died near reefs close to Isla Porvenir.It quickly became untenable to stay onboard and we found ourselves stranded without any ready cash and no cash machines at hand. The only hotel was Hotel Porvenir .We approached the managers and told them of our plight and believe it or not we were graciously allowed to stay there on full board with our two dogs for four days until we obtained help from friends and my husband was able to make a trip to the mainland.The food was simple but excellent especially the fresh seafood dinners and new house baked bread.Rooms were not cleaned daily but we had mosquito nets,ensuite bathroom and sufficient fresh rainwater and we were a step across from the ocean and the breathtaking vistas of
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Date of stay: December 2014
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AdrianDuque wrote a review Jan 2015
Stuttgart, Germany35 contributions27 helpful votes
Lonely Planet says that there is no need to go to this place unlike you have a flight. I dont agree. For me it was just the right thing to do as you can meet people here, and can use the restaurandt and the bar. It is a good place to do daytrips to other islands such as el perro or pelicano. Staying here for three nights was just the right thing to do. I booked from Germany and the only thing to complain about ist, that the people at the hotel did not know anything about my payment.
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Date of stay: December 2014
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Thomas P wrote a review Aug 2014
18 contributions7 helpful votes
The beauty of the san blas islands makes it hard to be objective about this hotel. But even with the beauty of the white sand beaches and koral just meters away, some Things weren't great. Food is fish or chicken (both fried) with rice of patatoes. We had this for 2 meals a day, three days long. You can howrver get your own lobster and crab at islands near, and they will prepare it for you. The cook was very unfriendly, but everyone else on the island was very nice. They will take you to other islands at no charge and will bring you to beautifull places for a few bucks. (Isla perro is one of the places i would recommend as it has a sunken ship)
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Date of stay: August 2014
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Barbie L wrote a review Mar 2014
2 contributions15 helpful votes
We came by boat, but you can come by air as well. There is an airstrip on the island. The hotel is rustic. We were provided with a large room with double bed and bunk beds if needed. Our own bathroom with shower. Cold water, but with the heat, you do not need hot water. Very refreshing after a long day. Provided three meals a day. There is not a selection, you get what you get. Fish, chicken, rice, potatoes. If you want fresh fruit, vegetables, or a variety, bring your own provisions. We had fresh barracuda and it was delicious! They run on generators and do not have a way of storing so many provisions. You are provided with fresh caught fish from a local fishermen. Part of the whole experience! You can buy extra water, pop, juice and a few other things. Arriving by
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Date of stay: March 2014
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bigone2k wrote a review Feb 2014
Guatemala City33 contributions28 helpful votes
After extensive reading,and research on where to stay, we opted for El por Venir, which was on of the options on the package we got in panama city. The serenity of the place, and just relax is the whole reason of going to san blas. The service from the lady in charge, can be confrontational at times. Most of the other staff, were willing to help out in any way they could. Food is ok, dont expect anything great. The island is located close to another island which is the major town, and some crafts can be purchased, and cheap lobster at $6 per lb. Choose your dinner, and bring it back to the hotel, they will cook it up for you (remind them NOT to overcook it..!). No lights, a generator provides electricity from say 4pm to 9pm. After of which, they leave one light on in the dining
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Date of stay: December 2013
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PRICE RANGE
US$227 - US$248 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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PanamaGuna Yala RegionSan Blas Islands
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