Panama Visitor

San Blas

Located in the north-western part of Panama, the area is accessible by flight from Panama City to Playos Chico. San Blas has remained virtually untouched by commercial development. Your adventure could be a stay at an uninhabited island, a fishing tour, snorkelling and diving, a relaxing sunbathe, or a look into the remote cultures of the Indians.

 

Home to the Cuna Indians, the San Blas Islands stretch along the Atlantic coast of Panama from Colon to Colombia. The Comarca de San Blas is comprised of theSan Blas Archipelago, made up of over 365 islands off the northern coast of Panama, and a strip of land along the Caribbean coast from the province of Colon to Colombia. These Caribbean islands, most of them uninhabited, are like little jewels set in a turquoise background, with white sand beaches, warm crystalline waters and vibrant coral reefs perfect for swimming and snorkelling. These islands are also home to the Kuna, who have been granted self- rule by the Panamanian government. They have maintained their language, customs, and traditions, and have passed a law making them the only people allowed to own land within the province’s borders or reside there permanently. The Kuna are famous for their Molas, multicoloured fabric intricately stitched by hand using the technique of reverse appliqué, made by the women. Arriving in San Blas, a truly enchanting place, is like going back in time 100 years. It is, without a doubt, a “primitive paradise”.

Hotels

Anai Hotel

  220-0746

Hotel San Blas

  257-3310

  hotelsanblas@hotmail.com

Hotel Porvenir

  221-1397/262-9922

  hotelelporvenir@hotmail.com

Cabañas Kuna Niskua

  259-3471

  kuna_niskua@hotmail.com

Dolphin Island Lodge

  263-7780

  www.dolphinlodge.com

Hotel Ukuptupu

  293-8709

  ukuptupu@hotmail.com

Cabañas Kuanidup

  6656-4673

  kuani9@hotmail.com

Dad Ibe Lodge

  293-8795

  dad.ibe@gmail.com

Sapibe Nega-Kuna Lodge

  215-1406

  sapibenega@cableonda.com

Cabañas Yandup

  261-6347

  yandup@cableonda.com

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