Yeah, we spent about 2 weeks of March, 2011, in the San Blas islands on the eastern (Caribbean) side of Panama. I'll just get it out of the way right now and put up this cliche photo of the exotic white-sand San Blas coral island with the happy native happily paddling his sailing cayuca to his simple happy home at the end of his happy, simple day. Here ya go. You'll find something similar on every Caribbean cruiser's blog you can find. We're all about the blue skies, palm trees and white beaches.
The San Blas gets a lot of hype for being one of the premier cruising grounds in all the world, but we found ourselves having to really try to enjoy our time there. What ended up being so...meh?