Panama’s Caribbean Paradise That You’ve Never Heard Of

Thursday, May 28, 2009


Kuna Yala, the coastal area of Panama along some of the most picturesque parts of the Caribbean that you’ll ever see, is home 72,000 Kuna, the native people that call this piece of paradise home. In actuality, most of the Kuna live on one of the 365 islands off shore, a chain of coral atolls where everyday life seems light years away from the hustle and bustle of nearby Panama City, as was experienced in this article in the UK Times.

Travelers here have the opportunity to explore the many islands. Take heart though, you won’t be overrun by tourists in these parts. “Anyone expecting the bland luxury of a Four Seasons-style resort will be disappointed. The few lodges on the islands are made of the local materials, thatched in palm with walls of bamboo and shutters which are simply planks of wood.” Sounds good to me, now if we could only do away with the other Four Seasons . . .

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