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Sailing Play to Live in San Blas Guna Yala

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Euro € 1,165 | GBP £ 1,005

Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Max Occupancy: 4 guests
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Type: Villa-House
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Sailing Play to Live in San Blas Guna Yala

Sailing and enjoying the life of the San Blas Island , all inclusive adventures to discover and enjoy the Kuna life in Panama. Crystal clear water and beautiful small islands to discover, all around and enjoy a typical meal with Kunas or eat onboard and enjoy authentic Italian cooking. We do everything from fishing, snorkeling, to finding you one of the many deserted islands for you to relax on, where you can sunbathe and snorkel at your leisure.
Daniela & myself have years of experience chartering and entertaining guests through out the Caribbean, and would welcome the opportunity to share our San Blas experience with you. If you want to learn to sail, take the wheel, help set up the boat, this is the place for you as Daniela and myself have logged more than 40000 miles sailing and would love to share our knowledge of sailing and tales of the ocean life with you.
Your crew of Daniela and myself, Paul, will be available to you 24/7 to make you feel at home. We have extensive knowledge of San Blas and are excited to share with you the hidden gems of this beautiful place. We are here to assist you with whatever you need, from arranging activities (snorkeling, fishing, diving, we can arrange river walks thru the jungle to the waterfalls, and more) to sharing stories. If you're someone who desires more privacy, we're happy to respect your space and keep our interactions minimal. You are in charge of your own trip! , and if you book your vacation on Play to Live you will be the only guests onboard, all our attention will be focused on giving you a unique and once in a lifetime experience in paradise.
Our boat Play to Live is 100 percent green, we live exclusively off of solar and wind power, and make all of our rain water pure drinking water onboard. Take the wheel if you like and learn and experience sailing first hand. The evenings you can sit and relax or join me while I go fishing in our dinghy beside the reefs while trying to catch some fresh fish for sushi or ceviche. We try to make all your meals from scratch, and if you enjoy Italian cooking Daniela will entertain with cooking lessons, from making fresh pasta, home made bread, bolognaise sauce, pizza, we do it all on our boat.
We look forward to answering any inquiries that you may have...
Paul & Daniela Play to Live
Minimum length of stay is 2 days
Change over day: FLEXIBLE
Minimum stay may vary by time of the year.
Smoking allowed: YES
Mobility: NONE
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Postcode: na
City: El Porvenir
Region: Guna Yala Region
Area: San Blas Islands
Country: Panama
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Reviews: (23)
Overall Rating: (5) rate

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We spent with Daniela and Paul a great moment and have great memories with them. The boat is really nice, onboard we lived a real sailing experience with Captain Paul and Daniela is a great cook, we enjoyed her meals everyday. We discovered San Blas island, snorkeled a lot and enjoyed grilled lobsters in a Kuna family. The cabin we slept in is very nice and Paul and Daniela are really awesome hosts!
Written by: , Visit Date: 2017-10, Source: TripAdvisor

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AMAZING ADVENTURE ! Paul and Daniela were great. Very knowledgeable when it came to sailing, cant imagine having a different captain. The food was incredible all meals were very delicious, from banana pancakes to pizza. By far the best way to travel the San Blas Islas.They made sure to make it our trip, by having supplies for fishing and snorkeling to dropping us off on our own little island and providing us lunch.They made sure we always had a drink in our hand, and were very nice in making sure that we saw or did anything that we might want to see our do.I have family members booking trips with Paul & Daniela because it's a must do in this lifetime. Made lifetime friends.
Written by: (Oceanside, California), Visit Date: 2018-04, Source: TripAdvisor

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We spent four amazing days sailing through the San Blas Islands with Paul and Danny aboard Play to Live. We enjoyed catching fresh fish for dinner, sailing through the most remote and beautiful uninhabited islands and snorkeling over tropical reefs. The food on this charter was second to none with Danny producing the most amazing dishes and Paul’s banana pancakes being something to remember. If you want to experience the true San Blas on a sailing charter be sure to book with Play to Live
Written by: (Perth, Australia), Visit Date: 2018-04, Source: TripAdvisor

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After a while from our trip Michael and I are still thinking of the pristine nature of San Blas Islands (Panama) with their beautiful crystal clear water, their white solitary beaches with palm trees and the pleasant presence of Guna People with their traditions and smiles. Sailing on board of Play to Live was the perfect thing to do in such a setting. But we always like to leave the best for last...and in this case...the fantastic banana pancakes of captain Paul and the succulent lasagna (also vegetarian if you like!) of the very Italian and so...expert cook Daniela! To name just some of the delicacies they offered us. We had fun, we relaxed, we laughed a lot and we would like to go back soon! So...if you like sailing and wandering around fron island to island at your pleasure, we highly recommend to go with this nice couple.
Written by: (Newport, Rhode Island), Visit Date: 2018-02, Source: TripAdvisor

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We engaged in a San Blas Sailing trip with Paul and Danielle! Our experience was beyond what we expected. They are experienced sailors and know San Blas really good. They took us to many spectacular places we usually you do not go when going to San Blas. Our experience started and ended with dolphins swimming beside the boat. Enhanced by snorkeling in very nice places. Got to see turtles, sharks, stingrays, starfish all kind of other nice fish. We enjoyed their company. They have really good meals prepared to us. My favorite Paul’s grilled chicken wings, simply yummie! Always with a nice cool beer, the best! We got to fish and learned some principles of sailing which made our trip match more interesting!
Written by: (Panama City, Panama), Visit Date: 2018-05, Source: TripAdvisor

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My girlfriend and I had an amazing 4 day, 3 night trip on Play to Live. The islands are stunning, and Paul and Daniela did a great job of showing us around. Paul is an expert sailor and his boat is fully equipped--shower, sound system, desalinator for drinking water, all the cold beer you can drink, etc. Daniela is a legit Italian chef who manages to make some meals that would be incredible anywhere, but are even more impressive given the remoteness of the San Blas. If you're going to San Blas, you have to go on a boat, and Play to Live is a good one.
Written by: , Visit Date: 2018-06, Source: TripAdvisor

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An amazing and very hospitable couple. That would really go to the Moon and back for the guests. We did snorkeling, island hopping, visited locals and we saw a lot of wildlife. Dani is an excellent Italian cook who made lovely food every morning, afternoon and evening. Paul is a very good sailor who know all the best places in San Blas. We got much more than we expected and this was the highlight of our trip in Panama and Costa Rica. If you go to the San Blas go with these guys.
Written by: (Utrecht, The Netherlands), Visit Date: 2018-07, Source: TripAdvisor

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We can not explain how much we enjoyed sailing with Paul and Daniela. We had a 6 night charter and enjoyed every minute of it. The food was amazing, both are amazing chefs- you will never want for anything. They were great and generous hosts, asking us if we needed anything the entire trip. They took great care of us! The accommodations we're comfortable and the fans were a plus. We sailed to multiple islands, swam, snorkelled, fished, got to meet some locals, and had great conversations at night. A few Kunas/Gunas sailed up to the boat offering lobster, fish, octopus, the catch of the day or just to say hello to Paul and Daniela. They would be as involved or uninvolved as to you would like. We caught fish right off the boat, Daniela made ceviche with the Spanish mackerel we reeled in on day 1 and we grilled the red snapper for dinner we caught on day 5, amazing meals! We both love Italian and had the best calzones and pizza of our lives! Daniela and her cooking is a huge asset to have aboard. Breakfasts were amazing starts to the day, Paul's banana pancakes were delicious, as were his breakfast burritos and crepes. I even jotted down a few of Daniela's recipes for potato soup and a dessert I must try to replicate at home Paul taught my husband about fishing and sailing- his knowledge of sailing, the area, boating and fishing is something that can not be learned from a textbook. It is so interesting learning about boat life. We enjoyed the daily freshwater shower and the fresh watermaker and many items on board would be considered luxuries on others. I was interested to learn about the solar panels, the wind generator and sustainable living on onboard. They answered all of our questions. Even though there was room for more, it was nice knowing that once we booked, we were the only guests on board. It was beautiful sailing through dozens of uninhabited San Blas Islands and discovering the reefs around them. Dolphins played alongside the boat and while snorkeling saw tons of starfish, a few stingrays, lobster, cuddlefish, various kinds of fish, a couple of eels, and even spotted a shark one night before dinner. Paul and Daniela are kind, gracious and generous hosts and I could not recommend them more! They worked very hard to make sure this was an enjoyable experience for us and we appreciated it! They are super flexible and do whatever they can to make your experience wonderful. We had an amazing time and will definitely be back for more adventures with Paul and Daniela! Thank you both!
Written by: (Waxahachie), Visit Date: 2018-10, Source: TripAdvisor

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San Blas es parada obligada en un viaje por Panamá que se precie. Para disfrutar de las islas durante más de 1 día existen principalmente 2 maneras: pernoctar en una cabaña en las islas o hacerlo en un barco. Nosotros éramos un grupo de 4 amigos y optamos por esta segunda opción, y no pudimos haber escogido mejor que en el Play To Live. Aun siendo 4 y tratándose de un barco, el confort a bordo fue total, disponiendo de 1 cama doble y 2 individuales para nosotros. En el barco hay de todo y en ningún momento nos sentimos apretados. Desde que llegamos Paul y Daniela se desvivieron por cumplir nuestras expectativas, lográndolo con creces. Básicamente nos dejaron marcar la agenda del viaje entre las actividades posibles y teniendo en cuenta las limitaciones del tiempo que nos tocó esos días: terminamos navegando a vela un poco, haciendo mucho snorkel, visitando unas cuantas islas, pescando y sobre todo mucho relax en cubierta. Sobre las comidas, nosotros decidimos ir con comida y bebida incluidas y fue un gran acierto: la competición culinaria constante entre ambos (ella cocinera profesional italiana y él muy apañado amateur canadiense) dio para que llenásemos el estómago mucho y bien y para que nos riésemos todavía más. Sobre esto último, las risas, a caballo entre inglés, español e italiano, es importante destacar que Paul y Daniela son supersociables, encantadores y apasionados con lo que hacen y con San Blas, y eso se respira y contagia en el trato con ellos, aspecto fundamental cuando se realiza una convivencia tan cercana como la que se produce a bordo de un velero. Sin duda los 3 días que pasamos con ellos están muy arriba en el ranking de experiencias de nuestro viaje por Panamá y repetiríamos sin dudarlo!! On a trip around Panama, San Blas is a must. There are basically 2 ways to enjoy these wonderful islands in a more-than-1-day-trip: either getting accommodation in a hut on an island or on board of a charter sailboat. We were a group of 4 friends and opted for this 2nd option, and we could have not chosen better than the Play To Live. Even though we were 4 people, we felt comfortable at all times and never felt cramped up. On board they have almost everything you can imagine. For sleeping, we had 1 queen and 2 single beds at our disposal. Upon arrival, Paul and Daniela made their best to fullfill our expectations, and they indeed succeeded. We got to manage the trip agenda according to our preferences and accounting also for the weather: we ended up sailing a little bit, snorkelling a lot, fishing, hopping some islands and relaxing on deck a lot. As for the meals, we booked fully inclusive and we hit the bull's eye: she is a professional Italian cook, he is a seasoned Canadian cook wannabe and they are in constant competition. This fact brought superb food to our stomachs and tears of laughter to our faces. As for the laughter, I must say that Paul and Daniela are extremelly charming, easy-going and passionate with their lives and with San Blas, and this fact emanates when dealing with them, making life on board easy and enjoyable. The time we spent on board with Paul and Daniela ranks top among our experiences in Panama... highly recommended!!
Written by: , Visit Date: 2018-10, Source: TripAdvisor

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Paul and Danielle saved our vacation!! We spent a week in San Blas, my wife and I with our 6-yr-old son. We selected a different boat (not Paul and Danielle's) - it was a very nice boat, but the roller furling (front sail) didn't work, the dingy leaked, the navigation system was down, the captain wasn't showing us much. Fortunately our captain knew Paul and Danielle - he asked Paul to fix the roller furling. Paul is a really nice guy, so he fixed it (in minutes) . . . and then Paul and Danielle realized just how poorly our cruise was going . . . and they took over!!! It was awesome!! They actually followed our boat for a few days to make sure all was OK, they showed us some of the best islands, they loaned us some kids games (Uno and Paddle Tennis) for our son, they even arranged our transportation. Why did they do this? Because they're really kind people. Paul and Danielle run a charter the way it should be done. This is the cruise you want to take.
Written by: (Minneapolis, MN), Visit Date: 2018-11, Source: TripAdvisor

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My daughter and I had the pleasure of sailing with Paul and Daniela for 2 days in November and had a lovely time. Both were very attentive and made us feel right at home. Breakfast (Paul territory) was amazing and lunch/dinner (Daniela territory) was fantastic. We made several snorkeling stops and saw some beautiful fish including, starfish, rays and a 2 meter long shark. We went fishing one morning and caught a a tuna which Daniela made a nice tartar with. Paul has a very nice music collection (probably every great song on the planet) which we enjoyed.
Written by: (Zurich), Visit Date: 2018-11, Source: TripAdvisor

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Discovering the San Blas Island with Daniela and Paul is the best choice you can make! We had a wonderful time relaxing, snorkeling, fishing, sailing (getting seasick and stopp sailing) , playing ball, discovering desert islands, meeting some locals and eating great food on the boat. Daniela and Paul are great hosts they try to fullfill your every wish while still giving you enough space. You can really tell that they know their way around the san blas and also are very experienced in living on a boat :) So if you want to go explore the islands, we recommend this boat strongly!!! Rebecca & Stephan aka “the great white hunter“
Written by: , Visit Date: 2018-12, Source: TripAdvisor

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We went on a 3 nights trip with Dani and Paul and can only recommend it. It was a trip full of relaxing time, fun sailing lessons and fishing lessons (yes, we caught something!!). On board the PlayToLive we ate well, and were never bored, thanks to the wonderful hosts. Dani made us fresh tuna tartar and homemade Italian pizza. This trip was definitely one of our Panama Highlights and we would go again immediately :)
Written by: , Visit Date: 2018-12, Source: TripAdvisor

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Daniela und Paul waren super Gastgeber. Wir haben uns von Anfang an sehr wohl bei ihnen gefühlt. Paul hatte immer einen witzigen Spruch auf Lager und ist ein sehr erfahrener Segler. Daniela ist eine tolle Köchin und kann viele interessante Geschichten über die Kuna erzählen. Beide sind sehr offen und nett. Das Essen war immer frisch und lecker . Auch auf unsere persönliche Vorlieben wurde eingegangen. Einmal haben wir sogar frischen Lobster essen können. Nicht zu vergessen sind auch die leckeren Pancakes von Paul, die es zum Frühstück gab. Wir sind zu verschiedenen Inseln gefahren, konnten an einem Riff schorcheln und durften auch segeln. Auf einer Insel haben wir sogar 3 Ureinwohner getroffen, die in selbstgebauten Hütten ohne Strom und Wasser leben. Alles in allem war es mit den beiden ein unvergesslicher Trip. 5 Sterne.
Written by: , Visit Date: 2019-01, Source: TripAdvisor

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The highlight of all our traveling in Panama was this amazing adventure on Paul & Dani's sailing boat. Reservation was very easy after contacting Paul via his website. Communication went fluid and Paul explained us clearly all the details of the trip beforehand. It is not easy to get to San Blas but Paul and Dani organized everything smoothly on a very short notice. The sailing boat was super comfortable - hot shower and we slept like a baby during the night also because of all the paradise islands we discovered during the day. The islands all seem to come directly from a postcard. We also sailed a bit ourselves, snorkeled around the islands and reeds (spotted a big but harmless nurse shark) and Paul took us fishing in the dingy which was a lot of fun. Dani and Paul were the best hosts we could imagine! There were lots of drinks and the food was simply top class! These guys are true magicians in the sailboat kitchen. The evenings on the boat were very cosy with music, lots of fun stories accompanied with beer and wine under a thousands stars. Paul is passionate about what he does and he has been sailing since he was 4 years old so we knew we were in good hands. For all of us this was a 5 star experience and we would definitely like to repeat it some day. Highly recommended!
Written by: , Visit Date: 2019-01, Source: TripAdvisor

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A wonderful stay in the company of Paul and Daniela who are exceptional people. From sailing to fishing to delicious meals. They cut themselves in 2 to make us live the stay as best as possible. This stay will remain engraved all our life.
Written by: , Visit Date: 2019-02, Source: TripAdvisor

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Siempre habíamos querido navegar en familia, era una aventura la cual queríamos vivir, y he de decir que fue maravilloso. Partiendo por el paraíso que es San Blas, el cual no deja de sorprender con su belleza. Paul y Daniela, es una tremenda tripulación y terminaron al cabo de 3 días siendo grandes amigos, e que la intensidad de las relaciones humanas en un espacio pequeño hacen que las conversaciones sean realmente entretenidas y profundas, sin dejar de destacar lo maravillosos que era la comida italiana preparada por Daniela y los desayunos canadienses de Paul, en conjunto del gran sentido del humor de ambos. La seguridad que da un navegante con tanta experiencia y un velero de gran calidad hacen del viaje una experiencia inolvidable en todo sentido. Sin duda no puedo dejar de recomendar a todo aquel lea esta nota que se de la posibilidad de navegar con ellos. Sinceramente cuando tenga posibilidades volveremos en familia con estos amigos. Muchas gracias por todo, Capitan V y Daniela. /// We had always wanted to sail with the family, it was an adventure that we wanted to live, and I have to say it was wonderful. In the first place, the paradise that is San Blas, which never ceases to amaze with its beauty. Paul and Daniela, is a tremendous crew and finished after 3 days being great friends, is that the intensity of human relationships in a small space make the conversations really entertaining and profound, while highlighting how wonderful it was Italian food prepared by Daniela and Paul's Canadian breakfasts, in addition to the great sense of humor of both. The safety of a sailor with such experience and a high quality sailboat make the trip an unforgettable experience in every way. Without a doubt, I can not help recommending to anyone who reads this note that I know about the possibility of navigating with them. Sincerely when you have chances, we will return as a family with these friends. Thank you very much for everything, Captain V and Daniela. /// Wir wollten schon immer mit der Familie segeln, es war ein Abenteuer, das wir leben wollten, und ich muss sagen, es war wunderbar. An erster Stelle steht das Paradies San Blas, das immer wieder von seiner Schönheit überrascht. Paul und Daniela, eine großartige Crew und nach drei Tagen als großartige Freunde fertig, ist, dass die Intensität menschlicher Beziehungen in einem kleinen Raum die Gespräche wirklich unterhaltsam und tiefgreifend macht und gleichzeitig betont, wie wunderbar es war Italienisches Essen, zubereitet von Danielas und Pauls kanadischem Frühstück, zusätzlich zum großen Humor von beiden. Die Sicherheit eines erfahrenen Seglers und ein hochwertiges Segelboot machen die Reise in jeder Hinsicht zu einem unvergesslichen Erlebnis. Ohne Zweifel kann ich niemandem empfehlen, der diese Notiz liest, die ich über die Möglichkeit der Navigation mit ihnen weiß. Mit freundlichen Grüßen Wenn Sie Chancen haben, werden wir mit diesen Freunden als Familie wiederkommen. Vielen Dank für alles, Kapitän V und Daniela.
Written by: , Visit Date: 2019-02, Source: TripAdvisor

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We traveled to Panama in late Feb. This was an amazing experience to sail the San Blas Island with Paul and Daniela for four days. From the very start after booking with Play to Live. Paul quickly communicated with us and was very clear about any question's we had. The travels plans to get to the San Blas Island from the resort near Panama was well organized and a great adventure !! When we arrived to the sail boat and was greeted by Paul and Daniela the fun began. We Sailed to different islands, enjoyed the beautiful water, swimming, fishing, meeting some of the locals, and learning about the culture and history of San Blas. Now i have to mention the food !! The food was amazing. The breakfast every morning that was prepared by Paul was very delicious !! The lunches and Dinners. Daniela prepared was jaw dropping !! She made us fish and lobster that we had caught earlier in the day. The pasta and pizza was absolutely out of this world !!! The COLD beer and wine went well with every meal !! The full trip was a great experience, relaxing and beautiful. Paul and Daniela both I can call friends now. If your looking to travel and see the San Blas Island's. Paul and Daniela is the right pick ! Thanks again for such a great time !!
Written by: , Visit Date: 2019-02, Source: TripAdvisor

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It was really a great experience to go sailing with Paul and Daniela in San Blas. We've spent 3 nights and 3 days onboard in March 2019, having fun, good food and drinking, enjoying the beautiful beaches and islands in San Blas. Everything was great, we have no complains, only good things to tell about. Paul and Daniela were really great buddies for our vacation, including being very nice and kind with my husband, Renato, who doesn't speak english, neither spanish! Despite this "little problem", everything went in a very good way! Paul was even successfull on helping Renato to pilot the sail boat, when Renato had much fun! Everything onboard was really ok, fullfilling our expectations. Since the first contact we've made, asking for reservation dates, Paul and Daniela was very nice, answering our questions in a short time and explaining how things would work to get to San Blas. This part (getting from Panama City to San Blas) was really an adventure, but they've arranged everything so well that all went very smoothly. It was really amazing and we had so much fun spending these days onboard with them, including a great time playing ball on the beach! We recommend very highly to make a trip on their sailboat. We sure would like to repeat the experience. We felt very comfortable and "at home". And what to say about the food? It was really great, also! From the breakfast to dinner everything was really, really marvelous and delicious!!!! We only have to be very thankfull to Paul and Daniela, for being so great hosts and have made our time onboard such a great experiece and happy vacation!
Written by: (Porto Alegre, RS), Visit Date: 2019-03, Source: TripAdvisor

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In the 12 days I spent in Panama, my two days with Paul and Dani in San Blas were the absolute highlight of our trip. From the time we booked with them- Paul was in close communication about logistics and planning. We had countless new experiences and adventures from learning to sail, catching mackerel for lunch, having islands to ourselves, snorkeling the gorgeous reefs of San Blas, eating DELICIOUS Italian food; all of which made for a trip of a lifetime. Paul and Dani went above and beyond with their communication, hospitality, delicious meals, and in reminding us that to live is to play and to play is to live! Their warmth and fun dynamic as a couple made us feel like we had known them our whole lives. When booking with this awesome couple- I advise you to trust the process. Paul and Dani have a seamless system down and go above and beyond to ensure everything is smooth. I already miss San Blas so much and I hope we can do it again soon!!!
Written by: , Visit Date: 2019-04, Source: TripAdvisor

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Wij hebben een fantastische tijd gehad op de boot van Paul en Danielle. Doordat zij al twee jaar op San Blas wonen wisten ze ons veel te vertellen over de lokale bevolking en ons naar de mooiste plekjes te brengen. De plek waar we gingen snorkelen was echt prachtig!!! De ervaring op een zeilboot was ook uniek omdat je niet gebonden bent aan een eiland. Paul en Danielle waren super gastvrij en ze doen er alles aan om jou een goede tijd te bezorgen. We hebben lekker Italiaans gegeten en ook nog een beetje leren zeilen. —— We had an amazing time on the sailboat from Paul and Danielle. Since they already live at San Blas for two years, they can tell you a lot about the locals and bring you to the most beautiful spots of San Blas. The spot where we snorkeled was amazing!!! Sleeping on a sailboat was a very unique experience for us because you can see way more than one island. Paul and Danielle were very hostile and take care of everything to give you an amazing time. We had really nice Italian food and also learned a little bit of sailing.
Written by: (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), Visit Date: 2019-05, Source: TripAdvisor

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Paul y Danniella han sido unos excelentes anfitriones y han estado pendientes de nosotros en todo momento. El buen humor de ambos ha hecho muy agradable la convivencia. Hemos disfrutado mucho navegando a vela en el entrañable "Play to live" bajo la experta supervisión de Paul. El entorno es indescriptible y el snorkel...sin palabras. Excelente comida italiana, cervezas y música...no se puede pedir más. Deseando volver!
Written by: (Benicasim, Spain), Visit Date: 2019-04, Source: TripAdvisor

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Unser 4-tägiger Segeltrip mit Dani & Paul war das absolute Highlight unser 3-wöchigen Panamareise. Die Kommunikation vorab lief über WhatsApp und all unsere Fragen konnten schnell geklärt werden bzw. noch offene Punkte wie z.B. die Anreise nach San Blas organisiert werden. Dani & Paul haben die Anreise von Panama City nach San Blas super im voraus organisiert und wir würden auch jedem empfehlen das Angebot wahrzunehmen, da man auf eigene Faust nicht so einfach dort hin kommt. Die Kosten dafür werden am Anfang klar kommuniziert, so dass man keine Überraschungen erlebt. Die Autofahrt und das anschließende Wassertaxi waren schon ein Abenteuer für sich, man kann den Dschungel bestaunen sieht bereits erste Kunas (die Einheimischen) :) In San Blas angekommen wurden wir von Dani & Paul herzlich empfangen und wir haben uns sofort wohl gefühlt. Nach einer kurzen Einweisung, wie das Leben auf dem Boot funktioniert ging es auch schon los. Wir können nur allen empfehlen, mit einem privaten Segelboot San Blas zu erkunden und kein organisiertes Inselhopping durch einen Touranbieter, wo man teilweise in schäbigen Holzhütten auf überfüllten Insel übernachtet. Hier werdet ihr nicht die schönen Ecken von San Blas sehen. Play to live ist dafür perfekt: Paul ist ein sehr erfahrener Segler und hat uns auch mal ans Steuer gelassen. Die San Blas Inseln sind kaum touristisch und einfach nur atemberaubend mit türkisblauem Wasser, weißen Stränden und einem noch sehr intakten Riff mit vielen bunten Fischen, Mantas und Riffhaien- perfekt zum Schnorcheln. Mit Dani & Paul segelt man abseits von den touristischen Inseln und lernt die Kultur der Kunas kennen. Wir haben jeden Tag eine andere Insel besucht, waren oft ganz allein an Stränden und hatten die besten Schnorchelspots direkt vor unserem Boot. Auch haben wir die Kultur der Kunas besser kennen gelernt und sogar ein paar von ihnen besucht. Der Reiseplan wurde jeden Tag aufs neue angepasst, je nachdem worauf wir Lust hatten, die beiden gehen wirklich auf die Interessen der Gäste ein und passen je nachdem die Aktivitäten an. Dani & Paul sind sehr herzliche und unterhaltsame Menschen, von der ersten Minute an hatten wir Spaß. Wir haben viel Interessantes über das Segeln erfahren und Dani und Paul hatten viele spannende Geschichten aus ihrem Leben zu erzählen. Zum Ende hin hat es sich angefühlt, als würden wir uns schon länger kennen. Wir werden die ganzen Insider-Witze sicher nicht so schnell vergessen :) Sie haben sich ständig um unser Wohlbefinden gekümmert und uns jeden Wunsch von den Augen abgelesen. Die Kochkünste von Dani und Paul waren der Wahnsinn, jeden Tag aufs neue wurden uns super leckere Mahlzeiten (Pauls Pfannkuchen und Danis italienische Köstlichkeiten) aufgetischt - uns hat es wirklich an nichts gefehlt. Wer ein einzigartiges Erlebnis in San Blas erleben möchte, ist bei Dani & Paul genau richtig. Der einzig negative Punkt war, dass wir am Ende wieder abreisen mussten ;) Vielen Dank für die tolle Zeit!
Written by: , Visit Date: 2019-05, Source: TripAdvisor