The Beauty of San Blas Islands
The San Blas Islands are a group of over 350 islands. Located in the Caribbean off the eastern coast of Panama. With only about 50 of the islands inhabited. The area is also known as Kuna Yala after the indigenous people that have existed there for centuries. A region of unparalleled beauty, with spectacular coral reefs and magnificent virgin rainforest. This area is often called the “Pearl of the Caribbean.”
The Kuna Yala People
In 1925 the Kuna Yala People won their sovereignty from Panama. Presently, there is a population of approximately 50,000 Kuna living in the area. Of the 100’s of beautiful islands in the archipelago, only about 50 are occupied. Primarily, hunters also fishers, the Kuna Yasla people represent a merging of people that migrated from Central America and the Chibcha culture of Columbia. Gracious hosts and proud preservers of their fascinating 1000 years old culture. The Kuna Yala people resisted nearly all Western influence until the late 20th Century. A population with a propensity for song and dance. As well as the production of intricately detailed textiles. The Kuna Yala is a matriarchal society that lives a peaceful life in this beautiful part of Panama.
Pearl of the Carribean
This region of Panama is an area of spectacular beauty! Miles of pristine, uninhabited beaches, clear unpolluted waters. Also, coral reefs that are home to schools of colorful tropical fish and lots of unique flora and fauna. So much to see, all just part of your experience in San Blas! For example, on the mainland, you can see breathtaking waterfalls, rushing rivers and virgin rain forests! Add to that the unique Kuna Yala people and their gracious culture and you have a part of Panama that cannot be missed!