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San Blas Archipelago, Panama (Guna Yala)

Caribbean Sea

Location Overview

The San Blas Archipelago is easily claimed the most secret sea kayaking destination in Panama, and perhaps the entire Central America. This is The Land of the Kuna (or in there language 'Guna Yala'); an indigenous people who live in this politically autonomous reserve. Its official count is 365 islands scattered along the Caribbean coast of Panama, of which about 40 are inhabitated. All others are yours to pick from for a private island retreat during your multi-day kayaking expedition.

Besides an incredible encounter with the Kuna people, their culture, and an introduction to their communities you will be flabergasted on a daily basis by the stunning paradise environment of this Archipelago. You will find yourself on deserted islands with palm trees surrounded by white sand beaches and crystal clear waters for swimming and snorkeling the incredible coral reefs located only steps from your tent. While paddling these waters you’ll simply forget anything outside this wonderland!

  • Launch Point
  • Year-Round Bathrooms
  • Permit Required
  • Drinking Water
  • Food Available
  • Boat Ramp
  • Campsites
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables

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