BEACHES IN PANAMA

You will visit some great beaches in Panama islands, located between Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean.

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Travelling to San Blas islands

The San Blas islands consist of a set of islands in the beautiful region of de San Blas.

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TRAVELLING TO PANAMA

The traditional and native cultures are now almost vanishing, but when visiting

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TOURISM IN SAN BLAS ISLAND

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TOURISM IN SAN BLAS ISLAND

SAN BLAS ISLAND

The San Blas Islands is a group of islands which are located just off the Caribbean coast of Eastern Panama. The indigenous Kuna Yala tribe have self-governing authority over the islands and a part of the mainland.

The local people the Kuna, are a wonderful example of a how an indigenous people continue to flourish and practice their old age customs surrounded by the modern world. They are friendly and welcoming of tourists. Although the San Blas Islands is their ancestral home, you will also find them selling their wares in Panama City.
The best way to get around in the San Blas area is through by boat, you can visit different islands there within hour and enjoy the calm clear sea of the Island. The food the locals sell isn’t that fantastic but you can get a cheap lobster or red snapper meal. The islands are mostly visited by backpackers that travel by sailboat from Panama to Colombia or from Colombia to Panama. Tourism is growing there and if you want to taste the unspoiled culture you should visit San Blas Islands within a few years.
Electric power is limited, so it is not uncommon for the hotels and homes to operate generators for only a few hours per day. After dark, the moon and stars provide the only light.

There is no ATM anywhere on the islands. It is vital that you bring enough cash to cover your stay on the island.Tule kaya remains the first language of the indigenous people of San Blas Island. However, this is becoming less prevalent with the younger generations, who are for the most part being schooled in Spanish in Panamanian-run public schools in the region. Tule, what the Kuna call themselves and their language, is a spoken language. It is written only phonetically; they do not have their alphabet or written language. Spanish is widely spoken in Kuna Yala, with only older generation Kuna, and a lesser percentage of women speaking only the Kuna language.

A minority of Kuna speak any English so it really helps to have basic Spanish here. However, if you are really stuck, there are plenty of other English speaking guests who can translate for you. So that’s not a problem over there. Other tourists help others who are having problem with the language so there is less probability of being stuck there.
But as mentioned above that on the whole island there is no ATM facility so tourist who are willing to visit the San Blas Island should have enough cash with themselves to enjoy there.

The ocean is beautiful, complete silence because it’s a territory guarded by the nativo Kunas, there is not western Civilization and they control everything that happens there. It is like being in another world. They have fresh fish, crab, lobster in abundance and local beer. Very rustic and hard to get to.
Those islands are so beautiful that they even make you forget the awful road that you need to endure as to get there, the water is calm and emerald, the beach is pristine white, and you get to see fishes all around you while you do snorkeling, there is even a natural pool nearby that is just wonderful.

 

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TOP PLACES TO VISIT IN PANAMA

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TOP PLACES TO VISIT IN PANAMA

Panama is a point on the map of the earth where the south part of America meets the North part of America. And also two great and huge oceans pacific and Atlantic meet each other. The literary meaning of panama in the dictionary means “abundance of fish”. But actually when you see panama it is not only about fishing but many other water related activities and water sports offer great entertainment for the visitors having a tour of Panama. Panama is now moving towards excellent infrastructure, making the tourism for the travellers more easy and comfortable. When talking about the top places in panama, following are some places which are worth visiting when you are coming to Panama.

Playa Las Lajas is a wonderful beach consisting of soft sand and it extends about 15 km. It has perfect temperature for swimming. Great traditional restaurants and opened on the beach which provides the visitors the facility to stay there and have a great view of the beach. Another wonderful place in Panama is named as Isla Taboga which is located about 19 kilometres away from the Panama City. It provides perfect opportunity to the travellers to go out and take an bath in the warm sandy beaches, do fishing and have a ride on the boat. Few great hotels are located at the top of the Island providing a great view of the Panama City from the top.

Another place worth visiting for the travellers coming to Panama is Amador Causeway the connect three islands by the Panama Canal. It is a perfect place for doing jogging, riding a bicycle and rollerblading. There are many bars and restaurants here and is usually loved for spending the weekend out here. If visiting panama and you are a hiking lover Sendero Los Quetzales is the most suitable place for you there, it is one of the most beautiful trails of Panama. It is about 10 Km route and takes about five to six hours to complete the trail. But when going there, remember a caution that the trail is not very well marked, so have a map with you or hire a guide to visit there will be the most suitable option. One of the most beautiful islands in the world which is located in the eastern part of panama is the San Blas Islands. It is one of the most important places when you want to explore the rich culture of Panama. The inhabitants of these Islands are called Kuna. These peoples follow their centuries old culture and they welcome all the visitors with great hospitality.

great number of fishes in its ocean and usually loved as a fish spotting point. It is suggested as one of the most favourite tourist spot of panama for the tourist travelling to panama.

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