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Who We Are


We are the only travel agency located in the region, that means from the moment you leave Panama City until your return, we are present on your trip.

The difference is very simple; we are Gunas and we know our region, unlike Panamanians or foreign travel agencies.

We ensure that our colleagues and partners are responsible and have the same vision of tourism as we do.

You can choose from the different tourism packages we offer according to your budget and requirements.
We, as a company based in GunaYala, can offer our service in English, French, Spanish, Italian and of course, if you want in the Guna language.

We will make sure that you have the best experience of your life!

Nixia y Matheu

Location


Guna territory has about 378 islands, including 49 inhabited communities. For the most part, these are used by the Gunas to raise coconut crops, fishing and now tourism.

The territory is used cooperatively, families changing every 3 or 4 months, giving an opportunity to each Guna who wishes to have a supplemental income.

They are coral islands with white sand and crystal clear waters of incredible beauty.
There is also a large rainforest of 320,000 hectares, located in Darien, called the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor.
That land is only used by Gunas who engaged in hunting and planting vegetables and traditional medicine.

The exploitation of Natural Resources for commercial purposes is prohibited.
In 2008 they opened the only land access to the Gulf of San Blas, improving tourist access
and giving them the opportunity to contemplate the beauty of the rainforest.

History


GunaYala also known as the San Blas Archipelago is an autonomous indigenous region of the Republic of Panama thanks to the revolution "Dule" of 1925.

The Gunas rejected colonial Panamanian police because of some racist acts that went against ancestral beliefs.

They proclaimed themselves an independent republic of Panama.
After negotiations with the government of Panama in 1938, the government gave them full autonomy of the Guna territory.

Over the years Gunas took advantage of this autonomy, keeping their rituals, traditions and language.

After many years, daily life has not changed much, as they live very close to their environment, the mountain, the forest, the sun and the sea.
Their way of life has remained almost unchanged, as they spiritually interact with of the casiques, saila, nele y argan as part of everyday life.

According to the Guna’s ancient stories and foreign studies, the Gunas came from the Sierra Nevada of Colombia centuries ago.
After struggles with other indigenous tribes, they moved to the Darien.

After the arrival of the Spanish and the discovery of gold, the Gunas again had to move towards the region of Chepo.

Finally they had another confrontation with settlers that they were searching for gold and they had to move to the archipelago.

Very Important Note, the Guna are traditionally gold producers and artisans like many Native American cultures, which in colonial times provoked constant confrontation with the recently arrived Spanish.

Directions


By Plane:
One flight per day, every day, departing from Panama City at 6 am. The flight takes about 30 minutes. Air Panama Company.

• By Road:
Only one road leads to San Blas from Panama City. The drive takes about three hours. Pick up time depends on you (usually between 5 am).

Warning! They aren't buses and cars with normal wheel cannot get the destination.

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