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Day 134 of 365 Things to Do in Panama

Day 134 of 365 Things to Do in Panama. Tour the San Blas Islands!

The San Blas Islands of Panama is an archipelago comprising of approximately 365 islands and cays, of which only 49 are inhabited. They are located east of the Panama Canal and off the north coast of the Isthmus of Panama.

A part of the comarca (district) Guna Yala (also spelled Kuna Yala) along the Caribbean coast of Panama is home to the Guna Indians.

The islands that make up the archipelago are 'postcard perfect' islands with turquoise waters, white sands and pristine conditions.

Not all are open to visitors and none of them are developed according to standard tourism expectations. The experience all about the beautiful beaches, snorkeling in clear waters, and traveling to the different local villages open to the public. It is most definitely an adventurer’s destination.

Tour for a day or stay for the night or more.This experience is a unlike any other.

Did you know....Guna Yala in Kuna means "Land Guna" or "Guna Mountain". The area was formerly known as San Blas, and later as Kuna Yala, but the name was changed in October 2011 to "Guna Yala" when the Government of Panama recognized the claim of the people that "Guna" was a closer representation of the name in their mother tongue than "Kuna".

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