In the Caribbean coast of Panama, along more than 300km, there is a string of coral islands and crystal clear waters called San Blas. Discreetly inhabited since pre-colonial times by Indians Guna Yala, these islands retain the ancestral essence of a different world thanks to the Guna culture still maintaining their customs and traditions. A still unknown paradise explored by few and dreamed by many.
Nearly 400 islands make up this beautiful archipelago that stretches from the Gulf of San Blas until just before the border with Colombia, an exceptional place in the world, famous for its inviting white sand beaches, turquoise waters and coconut filled trees. With many activities from beach-combing and snorkeling to fine dining under the stars, San Blas is the ideal place for sailing. At the end of the day, simply relax, watch the sun set, and fall asleep to the sound of the breeze rustling the palms trees.
BOCAS DEL TORO
The islands of Bocas del Toro are the essence and the mirror of Caribbean Panama. They are located in the extreme western part of the country, only 40 kilometers from the Republic of Costa Rica. This archipelago has the perfect combination of nature and historical and cultural traditions, with a charming variety of aquatic species, coral reefs, mangroves, tropical forest, beaches with crystal clear water, undisturbed jungles with all the flora and fauna you can imagine.
Only some places around the world keep this particular atmosphere, seductive, primitive and unforgettable. Bocas del Toro captivates its visitors because of its amazing vegetation, its biodiversity, and ancients customs. With activities from beach combing and snorkeling to fine dining and souvenirs shopping, it is the ideal place for the ultimate sailing experience. At the end of the day, party till dawn in the local bars or simply relax, watch the sun set, and fall asleep to the sound of the ocean waves. Visit the Bocas del Toro archipelago …..you will be amused and amazed, tempted beyond belief and for certain you will take with you priceless memories of a different world.
THE PEARL ISLANDS
The Pearl Islands are located in the North Pacific Ocean in the Gulf of Panama with an archipelago that covers around 250 small islands of which most are uninhabited. The locals call the islands Islas de las Perlas, a name that dates back from Spanish colonial times. The Spanish Conquistadors discovered the islands in 1503 and gave the Islands its name due to the great amounts of pearls found on them. The islands are most famous for their spectacular white sand deserted beaches, scuba diving, marine life (whale and dolphin watching) and delicate ecosystems.