The treasure of Panama, the San Blas archipelago
San Blas is an archipelago considered one of the most beautiful places of the American continent, besides being the main tourist destination of the country. It is composed of more than 365 islands comprising some of the most beautiful beaches. On this island you can lose yourself and live in the beauty of its natural landscapes and wildlife that will make you reach a state of unparalleled relaxation. A pleasant experience in a paradisiacal and exotic place in Panama!
In the San Blas archipelago you can enjoy two unique attractions, the beauty of its Caribbean islands and the opportunity to visit the hamlets of the Gunas Indians, to discover and learn about their fascinating culture and way of life.
Of the 365 small islands that make up the archipelago, only 80 are inhabited. The indigenous Guna people are the ethnic group that owns this territory and they are a people that is characterized by their kindness and their sensitivity to art, especially decorative art.
Their houses are made with straw roofs and cut wood from the island. They subsist on fishing in their handmade boats and the cultivation of tropical plants. Lobster, coconut and bananas are basic provisions in the diet of this ethnic group. The Kuna women stand out with their colorful dresses and beautiful hand-made blouses, each of the designs is unique, original and reflects the nature and spiritual life of the Gunas.
In this archipelago you can travel in the time experienced a thousand-year-old culture, its dances, its music, its language, its food and the way of life, but it is also a paradise of the Caribbean where you can practice snorkeling, diving, kayaking and contemplating white sands , crystal clear waters and palm trees, an almost indescribable paradise that is worth seeing with your own eyes.
The perfect place to disconnect from the world!
The volcanoes; smiths of beautiful nature
In Panama there are more than 13 inactive volcanic complexes and El Volcán Barú, El Valle de Antón and La Yeguada are the best known in the country, since they allow total access to tourists and visitors. Without a doubt, paradisiacal territories with natural thermal waters, mountains raised by lava eruptions, lagoons and eyes of water formed in volcanic craters already extinguished.
The valley of Antón is built on an old inactive volcano, has a cool climate and is the ideal place for nature lovers. It has trails, mountains and countless species of flowers, trees, mammals, reptiles and more than 350 types of birds of different species. Here you can enjoy spa services and medicinal treatments based on hot springs, mud and volcanic stones. A very comforting, unique and other natural experience!
The Barú Volcano National Park has become one of the main tourist attractions, because you can climb the Volcano and witness beautiful sunrises between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. In it live 250 species of birds such as the woodpecker, the resplendent quetzal, the black-chested hummingbird among others. Inside the park live very large cats such as leopards and pumas, as well as other mammals such as porcupines
La Yeguada Forest Reserve is ideal for camping, a small paradise where its beautiful landscapes loaded with green pines, its lagoon that is an old crater and the cool climate, allows you to live a very relaxing experience. In your journey you will find forest plantations, large and crystal clear rivers, as well as mountains.
Darién National Park, lush forests and traditions
This tropical forest is located east of Panama on the border with the Republic of Colombia, its biological diversity and natural space were recognized as a World Heritage Site by Unesco. Within this green paradise you can see birds, navigable rivers and indigenous communities, a place full of adventures and unforgettable experiences with a mixture of beauty and mystery that you should not miss during your trip to Panama
Darien Park is considered the starting point of the Amazon rainforest and is home to a variety of plant and animal species, which is why its ecological wealth and biodiversity are represented in more than 40 endemic species of orchids and about 450 birds.
The best places to visit in Darién are the Santa Cruz de Cana park and the Pirre station. The first one is an incredible area where you can see the wildlife and is one of the best places for bird watching, such as macaws of different shades, eagles, hummingbirds and toucans, you can also see howler monkeys, tapirs and spiders.
The Pierre Station, also has lush forests and abundant wildlife, the largest number of species of birds that you can see here are the tangars, the frenzied nun and woodpeckers. Among the mammals you will find the spider monkey, aulladror and the white face and the sloths.
In Darién, there are 3 indigenous groups, the Wounaan, the Emberá, the traditional inhabitants of the Chocó and the Kunas north of the park near the Tacarcuna hill, these ethnies will transport you with their traditions to the pre-Columbian era, so you can not stop enjoying his dances and customs, besides being a witness of his daily life.
Going into the landscapes of Parque Darién is combining adventure and experience!