Central America archipelagos
The islands of the San Blas and Las Perlas Archipelagos are strung out along the Caribbean coast of Panama from the Golfo de San Blas nearly all the way to the Colombian border, and in the Pacific coast the Las Perlas.
San Blas is a series of 378 islands of which only 49 are inhabited by the fiercely independent Kuna Indians .
Although only a 20-minute plane ride away from Panama City, a trip to the San Blas islands will transport you 20 centuries into the past.
The Kuna Indians , who run all the islands as an autonomous province, with minimal interference from the national government have maintained their own economic system, language, customs and culture, with distinctive dress, legends, music and dance and thus have avoided traditional tourism development.
The economy of the islands is based on coconut sales, fishing and tourism.
The area is surrounded by reefs, some of the oldest in the world, and offer wonderful diving and snorkeling opportunities, the best of which are between the months of April and June.
When you visit the San Blas, you will see why they could become a popular destination.
These pristine islands are picture-perfect tropical islands covered with white sand and coconut trees.
The most interesting islands are Achutupu , Kagantupu and Coco Blanco .