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“The San Blas Islands and the Guna People”
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Tour Transportation to the Indian Reservation of Guna Yala in the San Blas Islands, facilities for Rental Cabins and Camping sites. Coordination for Tours, Fishing and Snorkeling experience. Great Food and nice Cultural background.
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“The San Blas Islands and the Guna People”
Reviewed May 3, 2012

I cannot believe the ignorant remarks that were made about the native people of San Blas. The road is very long...like two hours, but it is worth seeing all the beautiful vegetation. Although you get charged for entrance and transportation fees, the world you are about to see is incredible! You feel in paradise and at peace with God and nature there. The native people were very hospitable with us, and we never were forbidden to take pictures...just don't take pics of the guna people without permission, because most of them think that pictures steal their spirits! I have incredible ones and I was inspired to write a book about their myths and beliefs and their interesting history, of which many,many scholars have wrote. It is the land of the albino indians; of the magic molas, marvelous embroidered cloths embeded in their blouses, which replaced the colorful tatoos with which they painted their bodies; here, the chamans sing to take away sickness accompanied with their spirit helpers, the uchus; it is the land of revolutionary people who don't let any body manage their lives and they are an example of democracy and political organization for the most complicated governments...people so proud of their tradition, yet so open to the value of other cultures. And of course, here you can eat the most delicious lobster and fish you have ever tasted. If you think you are going to sleep in hotel suites, forget it. This is a life lesson for anybody who visits them....well worth any uncomfort and I would advise those who visit the Guna people to read about them, so when they go overthere they can look them for their real worth. Make sure you go to an island which offers you a room with real beds....they have them... and even with mosquito nets and solar light. A+++++++

Visited February 2012
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