"Caribbean paradise!" Top 5 Page for this destination Comarca de San Blas by elsadran

Comarca de San Blas Travel Guide: 41 reviews and 206 photos

The 378 small islands are strung out along the Caribbean coast of Panama, from the gulf of San Blas as far as Colombia. Only about 50 of them are inhabited by the unique Kuna Indians. Of course all Indians are unique but what is remarkable about the Kunas is that they have kept their independence from the Panamanian government who don't interfere into their affairs. Thus they have managed to keep their own economic and administrative system, and consequently they have kept their culture, traditions, language, music and dance intact for long long years.

So being there feels like a fairy tale or a travel to the past. They are dressed in their typical costumes even when they travel to Panama City for their shopping, and proudly refuse to have a rapid development though they are so close to the modern world. Tourists welcome this with a contented sigh and an open heart.
Indeed it's impossible not to appreciate being in the hug of such crystal clear sea and away from the hustle and bustle of crazy modern 'civilisation'.

View my Travelogue to see the beautiful islands!!!

  • Last visit to Comarca de San Blas: Mar 2008
  • Intro Updated Aug 18, 2008
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  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Jan 19, 2014 at 4:04 AM

    The islands look wonderful!

  • ludogatto's Profile Photo
    Feb 26, 2009 at 1:42 PM

    great page and great tip on the litter isalnd!

  • BorderHopper's Profile Photo
    Dec 30, 2008 at 6:16 PM

    Thank you for sharing your experience with us. If all goes as planned we should be there next month! Happy travels!

  • mircaskirca's Profile Photo
    Aug 10, 2008 at 9:05 AM

    Elsa, these islands indeed seem a paradise!! Oh, I just can't get enough of the turquoise colour of the sea :) Would love to stay there a couple of days and explore around. It was also very interesting to learn about the Kunas and 'Hijos de la Luna'.

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Jul 14, 2008 at 4:39 PM

    Like your photo of the treasures of the sea - starfish, shells and sand :)

  • starship's Profile Photo
    Jul 12, 2008 at 12:06 PM

    Interesting information about the Kunas and San Blas Islands! Wonderful pictures too. It's too bad that facilities were not always in the best shape, but maybe tourism will change that. Good page!


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