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San Blas Archipelago holidays

The San Blas archipelago lies off the eastern Caribbean coast of Panama and is part of the Comarca de Kuna Yala, an autonomous region of Panama inhabited by the indigenous Kuna people, which also covers a long thin strip of the mainland coast. Reached by small aircraft from Panama City, there are more than 400 little islands, many uninhabited, covered in coconut palms, where white sandy beaches are lapped by turquoise seas. The Kuna people live in bamboo huts on a handful of tiny crowded islands.

Accommodation in the archipelago is in simple lodges and cabins, and it is well worth having a stay of at least two nights here. Visitors will receive a fascinating insight in to the culture and traditions of the Kuna, as well as have the opportunity to relax and snorkel the warm Caribbean Sea.

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