Head FAR Off the Beaten Path to Panama’s San Blas Islands

When it comes to off-the-beaten-path Caribbean travel, you can hardly do any better than Panama’s San Blas Islands. An idyllic string of 378 islands and small cays, 49 of which are inhabited, San Blas is one of those remarkable places where time has virtually stood still for centuries.

The islands are inhabited by the Kuna Indians, who moved here when Spanish Conquistadors drove them out of mainland Panama. Like the Maroons in Jamaica and the Caribs in Dominica, the Kuna in San Blas are an autonomous society, living their daily lives much as their ancestors had hundreds of years ago.

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