From Panama City, take a short flight north to the San Blas
island archipelago for a slice of Caribbean paradise and indigenous
Indian culture. These islands are unique in that they are still
governed by the indigenous Kuna tribe, who are autonomous from the
rest of Panama. With their colourful dress and customs, the Kuna
navigate their way around the archipelago in their dug-out canoes
and still hunt and fish using traditional methods. Although their
main income is through tourism, it is still in its infancy and the
accommodation on some of the inhabited islands is rustic.
Saskia and Will are here to help give you the inside track.
Why we think you’ll love it
Ruled semi autonomously by the Kuna tribe, San Blas feels a
million miles away from busy Panama City. Crystal clear Caribbean
seas, uninhabited palm-covered islands, blindingly white sands and
a government run by a chief from the comfort of his hammock. This
is how paradise should be...
The San Blas Islands offer a tropical beach paradise alongside
living, breathing indigenous tribal culture. Most of the 365
palm-tree covered islands are completely isolated and it is bliss
to experience the magical islands and turquoise waters first hand
through a sailing voyage. As well as visits to the Indian villages,
the islands offer excellent snorkelling, sea kayaking and
Don't limit yourself to visiting just a few of the hundreds of islands here. Spend a few days sailing around them for the ultimate San Blas experience - you'll have some of the more remote islands all to yourself.
A note on price
A 10-day itinerary to Panama, visiting Panama City, the highlands and the San Blas islands, will cost from around £2,400 per person including flights. Learn more about our pricing