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One of the most beautiful places in the world the San Blas islands. A place that people dream of with white sand beaches, palm trees, and rustic cabins by the sea. The San Blas Islands is where you can get it all and more. Just imagine a few days at San Blas? The tour of a lifetime is what we can provide for you here at the San Blas Islands
The San Blas islands, or Kuna Yala, is made up of 365 islands located along the Caribbean coast of Panama. Granted semi independence in 1925, the Kuna Yala is run by an elected Congresso. Some 40 islands are inhabited and run by a chief who is a representative to the Congresso. The Kunas have managed to fiercely retain their culture for over 500 years. Life in the islands is very traditional, many live as their families have done for generations. The Kunas guard their San Blas islands by only allowing Kunas to own property within their areas. Foreign, or Panamanian , owned businesses are not allowed. Only some communities have running water and cooking is still often done over open fires. Most people still sleep in hammocks in communal areas inside their huts. The women still wear brightly colored clothing, wide skirts and multi-colored beaded bracelets wrap the whole length of their lower legs and arms. It`s not uncommon to see Kuna women dressed like this in all parts of Panama.