San Blás Islands
365 Paradisiac Islands
Unveil one of the most beautifull and untouched scenarios of the Caribbean, the archipelag of San Blás!
A turquoise sea, clear water, beaches surrounded by coconut trees and an amazing white sand await for you.
This is San Blás, a place like no other in this world!
with over 360 islands the archipelag is setted in Panama, at the caribbean sea. It is a part of the indian county of Guna Yala. Less than 50 islands are inhabited, wich leaves most of them almost untouched and paradisiacs!
The official name to the place is Guna Yala (or Kuna Yala) and since 1925 they stand as an autonomous indian county.
besides the islands there is a huge untouched and virgin forest.
For being a indian terriroty it is not allowed for anyone to make investiments there. The only ones allowed to live in is this land is the kuna people.
therefore there it doesant count with infrastructure, abundance of mineral water, loosely eletricity, cell phone service or internet.
San Blás is for those who crave for a unique experience totally tuned with nature.
Guna Yala People
For Gunas the land is the mother of all things. It is the guardian of everything there isand it represents the spirit, the strenght and the power of their culture.
Therefor it is so important for these people to take care of their environment and not abuse it. this has always been their main strugle, keep their autonomy and protect the land they live in.
This is how they have mannaged to spend their years preserving their culture and biological diversity of this place.
Meeting the Kunas and their culture is like a throwback in time or going to a museum where you can be a part of the history.
Fishing and Handicraft
The Guna indians keep alive their traditions where women has the authority over the family by taking care of home where they make the basic functions.
But it's on the crafts that they realy come to life! they produce their own springs, wich are multicolored pads with drawings that reflect their daily culture.
Women are super vain and use ornaments made of gold, colorful necklaces and bracelets that they use on their arms and legs.
Meanwhile men are in charge of fishing and trading.
San Blás archipelag (Guna Yala indian county) is located on the east coast of Panama, by the caribbean sea.
This is the map of how you get from Panama city to the county.
1st day - Cayo Chichime
Chichime is beautiful and one of the biggets islands, but to take a walk all around the island doesan't take more than 20 minutes along amazing scenarios, cristal clear water with the most diverse of blue shades. There is also Chichime chica that is full of starfishes all over the shore.
3rd day -Cayo Coco Bandero
In our oppinion this are three of the most amazing islands in the archipelag.
Incredibly clear water, paradisiac islands and an amazing Kuna famil, this is Coco Bandero.
5th day - Sipadup Dutch Cayos
Sipadup stands on the lower dutch, wich is an area that only few boats can get to. Most of the time we have the entire island for ourselves.
7th day - Banedup, Perro Pelicano
This three islands are the places where over 50 years ago a sheep wrecked and sank. It has developed it's own marine life and is an amazing place for snorkeling
Waisaladup is one of the best snorkeling points at San Blás. It features an amazing coral garden that is protected by the island. Easy even for those who are not intimate of snorkeling.
365 Paradise islands for you
What we created here is a suggested tour guide, we are very flexible and elaborate our guide at the check-in with all parts together considering what you want to do.
When you choose a shared pack, the decisions about the script will also be shared among all.
If you choose a private charter then the decisions are all up to you.
Here we gathered a suggestion for a one week stand wich is a perfect amount of time to meet San Blás in no rush and enjoy the best of this paradise. We don't have a minnimun stay, but the more you stay, the better you enjoy.
2nd day - Salardup
Salardup or Isla Estrella how it also know as, is a charming place, with many starfish all over it. A calm beach with white sand and full of coconut trees. There is also a place for snorkeling on the island.
4th day - Morrodup Dutch Cayos
Morodup or Isla Tortuga is a great spot for snorkeling and for the bravest this is the place where you can swim with sharks, Nurse Shark or Caribbean Reef (both non harmful, they don't attack)
After enjoying the island there is always time for a delicious grilled fish at the coconut bombfire at the island.