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 Panama City trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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  • We left the center of Panama at 5.30 am to reach the dock in San Blas at approx 8 am... the trip is quite complicated as there are many curves, rises and descents... NO BREAKFAST BEFORE YOU LEAVE! either take a dramamine... since it is likely that you descompongas... We contract with a private tour sailing 45 min to arrive and went to the pool and 3 Islands, small dog, sunken ship and frigate. the place is a paradise, all its islands have an amazing water color... the place where we better had is chico dog Island, in a deep near the coast we saw manta rays... a dream place! We will return
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  • San Blas was the highlight of my recent week in Panama. I had some doubts during the roller coaster ride through the jungle (do yourself a favor and pack a can of Ginger Ale), but after leaving the sh...  more »
  • My partner and I travelled from Puerto Lindo, Panama to Cartagena, Colombia with SY Quest. It was such an amazing experience! Goeran and Amanda were always friendly and helpful, the meals were always ...  more »
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