San Blas Islands - Panama

Hi All,

I like to travel as you may see from my photos.

One of the most amazing places I have ever visited is the San Blas Islands of Panama

I have seen many beaches in my life but San Blas islands are definitely the most beautiful beaches I have seen.

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The San Blas Islands of Panama is an archipelago of 365 islands off the north coast of the Isthmus, east of the Panama Canal.

Home to the Kuna Indians, they are a part of the comarca Kuna Yala along the Caribbean coast of Panama.

Most of the islands are small. Big islands are the size of a football field. Some islands are very small (100 square feet).

The way to get from one island to another is by a small engine boat. The place you stay with will take you on a boat for few islands and will provide the meals.

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You can get to San Blas islands by taking a small plane from Panama City (very short flight and great aerial view) or taking a 4X4 vehicle (rough ride).

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Unlike other Caribbean beaches, The San Blas islands don't exist for tourism only. In fact, they are primarily a home to the Kuna Yala tribe, and tourism is not common.

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Most of the 365 islands are empty islands.

Small amount of islands are populated by the Kuna Yala tribe and in those islands you can stay. Don't expect 5 stars hotels there. It is very basic - sleeping in a hammock, eating fish or chicken. No electricity and running water exist only in few places.

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If you wish to have tourist Caribbean beach with bars and restaurants - don't go to San Blas islands.

If you wish to have a peaceful and relaxing vacation, with only few other tourists around (I was there with only 2 other tourists), with nothing but the beautiful nature and crystal clear beaches and even see new and amazing culture - San Blas is the place for you.

Panama is a beautiful country with friendly people and it is blessed with the most amazing beaches I have ever seen.

My tips:

*Bring snacks - You won't find a place to buy snacks there.

*Bring a flash light.

*Bring a book.

*Bring enough battaries - You won't find electricity there.

San Blas island

Photo credits: Noamfein.
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March 10, 2010

looks so peaceful - congratulations and thanks for sharing :)


March 10, 2010

Stunning place and good images.


March 09, 2010

Beautiful place I'll like to be there. Nice pictures


March 09, 2010

Wow, Such a beautiful place... Thanks for sharing


March 09, 2010

Looks like paradise, for sure. Wonderful images, good luck with them!


March 09, 2010

wow I'd like to go there! thanks for sharing :D


March 09, 2010

amazing place and great pictures


March 09, 2010

Beautiful place... and nice photos ;)


March 09, 2010

Nice images! I wish spend a holiday there.


March 09, 2010

Nice! Well done shots!


March 09, 2010

********y relaxing!


March 09, 2010

Very beautiful images;)


March 09, 2010

Thanks for the tour! Nice photos!