Unless something has changed you are probably looking for Internet
in the wrong place. You can use a satellite phone
with Winlink or Sailmail in the San Blas.
The first time we anchored in the San Blas, 2 young guys rowed a canoe out to sell us 4 live lobsters for $1. One was female with eggs...tossed her back after they left. Things got a little more expensive and were never that cheap
again during the 2 months we were there.
There are a few entrepreneurs in powered boats that will bring you just about anything except Internet. Be prepared to pay anchor fees
in most areas. Remember, Panama
tried unsuccessfully to "tame" the Kuna Indians and gave up, basically leaving them to a type of self-rule. So, what the Kuna chief says is the law. Be friendly and respect the chief. You should have a wonderful time. Do not buy the first Mola you see, but buy the crab and lobster. Bring lots of old magazines to give away, especially ones filled with photos. You may be able to trade
, clothes and other things for crab and lobster.
One more important thing. When you come to an uninhabited island with lots of palm trees with no palm fronds on the top, it is a place that the Kuna believe is struck by lightning
often. The lack of fronds is evidence of a lightning
strike. The Kuna believe that lightning does strike twice or more in the same spot. Don't ask me why I believe they are correct.