Kuna Yala (San Blas) islands

Palm-fringed islands of perfect white sands set in turquoise waters are home to the Kuna people.

In the San Blas or Kuna Yala archipelago the Kuna people build simple lodges for visitors on a small scale in truly beautiful locations, some on man-made islets purpose-built by the Kuna a short distance from their own island villages.

The turquoise water is a delight for snorkelling and sea kayaking, with beautiful white-sand beaches providing the backdrop.

Fresh fish and seafood are the order of the day, simply but often deliciously prepared.

Guests gain a true sense of escape from the modern world, and the welcome is warm; in return careful and enlightened respect for Kuna sensibilities is an absolute must.

If you yearn for somewhere simple and beautiful, touching lives lived away from the modern humdrum, then we wholeheartedly urge you to go.

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