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Visiting the San Blas Archipelago and Coiba National Park in Panama

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Typical islet of the San Blas archipelago

There have been several occasions that I have visited this Panama and I have been able to know not only Panama City but also other regions. On this occasion I would like to share with you the days I spent visiting the San Blas Archipelago and Coiba National Park.

San Blas Archipelago

The first time I heard something about Panama, many years ago, apart from the Canal itself they told me about San Blas, an archipelago made up of hundreds of islands, islets and cays (in total about 366) in the Caribbean Sea. I was impressed with the photos I saw and I have always wanted to visit it.

He journey It is very simple although to go from the city to the coast - specifically to the mouth of the Suitupo - it is necessary to do it with a 4 × 4 vehicle (unless you want to go by plane, which is very expensive). At the entrance of the region of Kuna Yala It is mandatory for foreigners to present their passport and, for Panamanians, their identity card, which gives us an idea of ​​the degree of protection that indigenous people have in their territory. I invite you to search the internet why the coat of arms of the region's flag has a swastika.

We choose the island call Devil to camp

The Caribbean, an island, bottle of Ron Abuelo ... What more can I ask for!

In 5 minutes, and if you do not stop to talk to anyone, you have gone around the island. Actually all the islands are very similar and you dedicate yourself to talk, laugh, share time with people, sleep, sunbathe, listen to music and drink ... That is, total relaxation.

Before lunch on Saturday, I went with Johnny and another kuna to fish with a homemade harpoon and ... Miracle! ... We took out a huge crab that served for dinner!

Fair opposite is Isla Perro and you can go swimming from one to another. Do not expect anything like a hotel or infrastructure such as bathrooms, showers, kitchens, etc ... Yes, they allow you to make a fire and, in fact, on Saturday night a huge bonfire presided over which we were the approximately 30 people who inhabited the Island that weekend. The atmosphere is very good and there is no lack who shares a drink or some food to start a conversation.

An indigenous Kuna

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