Trip to Guna Yala

Guna Yala

Guna Yala, formerly known as San Blas, is an indigenous province in northeast Panama with a lengthy Caribbean coastline. Guna Yala is home to the indigenous group known as the Gunas. Its capital is El Porvenir. The province is known for its hundreds of isolated islands ringed with white sand and reefs and dotted with simple, all-inclusive hotels.

Guna Yala in Kuna means "Land Guna" or "Guna Mountain". The area was formerly known as San Blas, and later as Kuna Yala, but the name was changed in October 2011 to "Guna Yala" when the Government of Panama recognized the claim of the people that "Guna" was a closer representation of the name in their mother tongue than "Kuna".

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