The beautiful San Blas Islands, which are located just off the east coast of Panama, are paradise islands that should definitely be your next holiday destination.
The San Blas Islands are home to the Guna Yala, an amazing group of indigenous people with a rich and beautiful culture.
The Guna Yala are followers of Mormonism and they have had frequent problems with Panama. During their history, a few revolutions had to happen in order for the San Blas Islands to get some level of autonomy from Panama.
Right now, these islands live in harmony and they are a very popular holiday destination to thousands of people each year.
But what makes these islands so special? What are the types of activities that are popular? Why should it be your next vacation destination? Stick around as we are going to answer all of these questions in this article.
The Islands Will Allow You Full Body Tech Detox
Contrary to popular belief, but the San Blas Islands do not offer Wi-Fi. You can buy a chip in Panama, and it will work on the islands, but the point of your trip will be to avoid technology and enjoy nature and sea. These islands are the perfect choice for a technological detox that you’ve been crying for.
It Offers Amazing Activities
According to sanblastour.com, which is an agency that offers tours to the islands, one of the reasons as to why the islands are attracting tourists is because of activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, surfing and windsurfing. These activities are part of the people who live on these islands, and they are a once in a lifetime opportunity for you.
The geographical location of the islands makes them a targeted destination for surfers and windsurfers from all around the world. Those who wish to see the underwater beauty of the islands can do so by taking part in scuba diving and snorkeling. The island’s waters are filled with delicious fish that you can catch all by yourself.
If you want to go fishing you will have to hire a local guide, if you wish to catch some big fish. But another reason as to why you need a local guide (kuna) is because of the law that requires you to have one. Out of the various species of fish that live near the islands, most popular are Marlins, Yellowfin, Blackfin, White and Blue Marlins, Tuna, Sailfish, Wahoo, Barracuda, and you can even sample dolphins.
The San Blas Island region is made out of 365 islands! Out of those 365, only 49 are inhibited, but the rest makes for a hell of an island hopping! Imagine, all by yourself on an island. Nothing on eighter sides but you and your loved one or friends. Island hopping is possibly the most exciting thing you can do while visiting the San Blas Islands. You can even find companies that do special San Blas Island hoping activities that will further enhance your adventure.
The San Blas Islands are an amazing holiday destination and one that you will never forget. The unique islands are home to wonderful people that are more than happy to offer their hospitality to you, and allow you to enjoy their islands as if they’re your home too.