San Blas is the name that the government gave to the area, but since they achieved their autonomy, the name given by the Indians is Kuna Yala or Guna Yala, which means Gunas Mountain. The capital of the region is El Porvenir.
This territory was relatively closed to foreigners until the 1925 revolution. After this year the indigenous people claimed independence from Panama, which gave them the authority to govern the region autonomously. If you visit the San Blas area you are obliged to follow the rules of the Guna Indians.
These islands preserve the ancestral essence of a different world thanks to the Guna culture maintaining their customs and traditions. You will see their women who dress "molas", colored fabrics and striking designs that characterize them, their suit is handmade and is complemented by a series of bracelets and earrings.
The men usually go fishing in their handmade wooden canoes, also called ¨Ulu's¨. The fish and lobster they get are later sold or exchanged for goods on the mainland.
Do not miss the opportunity to interact with the Guna Indians, they are reserved but very friendly.