San Blas Islands, Guna Yala Region

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Experience the laid-back lifestyle of San Blas Islands, a small archipelago off the coast of Panama that's self-governed by the indigenous Kuna Yala people. Since a revolution in 1925, the Kuna people that inhabit the islands have autonomy from the mainland. Get away from civilization and spend some time lounging on the palm-covered tropical island that boases tranquil white sand beaches. Swim and snorkel in the warm azure waters, take boat trips to nearby smaller islands, and experience the solitude of island life. Keep in mind that you'll be a guest of the Kuna people, so you'll experience their modest way of life including basic amenities, simple food, and no electricity during the night. Discover how to plan a Guna Yala Region trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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  • Cristal clear , turquoise blue waters with over 300 Palm Treed Islands . Beautiful . Be prepared for basic accommodation and nothing to do but relax, sunbathe, snorkel or visit the other nearby Island...  more »
  • It'S an amazing place--one country from within--administered X the indigenous community. Excellently protected. They Are Islands in the Caribbean sea amazing-White sand-transparent water-you see starfish without snorkeling we did it with Karin Valves, Cap Edgar, Mel Denis and Ecli Visited Assudind Bibbi Benbud Bibi And as a brooch a sand bank or pool NA In the middle of the sea. Please do not forget to live this experience
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  • Unforgettable Journey. Enrique and Marcela have treated us extraordinarily. Our first boat experience could not be better. The journey with Enrique and Marcela's mastery in his meals have been unbeatable. The boat was new, clean and very careful. The attentions and details were constant. I wish you all the best! Bss Clo
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  • Beautiful place with fantastic water! However getting to those islands is tricky. Need to cross a certain part of the ocean that is very very rough and could be dangerous for children. Had an experience where our boat almost turned over because of the waves. So be careful!
  • Must see location in Panama. Great place to spend quality time with friends and family.
  • San blas island great place but should be left alone let the people live there life
  • Awesome islands in Panama. Magnificent views of the sea and the sunset, the colour of the sea water is different. Amazing place is this island. The sea coast is covered with many trees, absolutely scenic beauty. Resorts and restaurants are available for visitors to enjoy on the sea beach.
  • beautiful, amazing place...if you need action, you won't be happy
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