San Blas Islands, Guna Yala, Panama (with Map & Photos)

San Blas is an archipelago of 378 islands, only 20 of which are inhabited. They are inhabited by the Indians of the Kuna-Yala tribe. The tribe has preserved the original culture of their ancestors: women, always with a gold ring in their nose, decorate their wrists and ankles with multi-colored wide beaded bracelets, sew “molas” - bright national dresses with appliqu├ęs, sometimes a work of art. Men make small wooden figurines, which are endowed with magical powers and which the Indians turn to in various occasions.

San Blas Islands
San Blas Islands

General Information


The islands of the San Blas archipelago stretch along the Caribbean coast of Panama from San Blas Bay to the Colombian border. From time immemorial, the islands have been inhabited by Kuna Indian tribes, so these 378 islands have been allocated as an autonomous region with minimal intervention from the national government. The Indians maintain their own economic system, language, customs and culture here, here you can see the characteristic Indian clothes and hear ancient legends, music or dances. The economy of the islands is based on coconut cultivation, fishing and tourism. The most interesting islands are Achutupu, Kagantupu and Coco Blanco.

San Blas Islands
San Blas Islands

Visit the sights of this beautiful resort, taste the local cuisine, stroll through the shops and local shops, get to know the locals - no doubt you will remember this city for a long time. And the photos taken on vacation in San Blas will bring you back to Panama again and again.

San Blas Islands Map