The Kuna Indians, who run all the islands as an
autonomous province, with minimal interference
from the national government have maintained their own
economic system, language, customs and culture, with
distinctive dress, legends, music and dance and thus have
avoided traditional tourism development.
area is surrounded by reefs, some of the oldest in the
world, and offer wonderful diving and snorkeling
opportunities, the best of which are between the months of
April and June.
most interesting islands are Achutupu, Kagantupu and Coco
Blanco. There are flights to several of the islands from
Panama City or you can catch a ride with Kuna merchant
ships from Colón, who will find the perfect island for
your sunbathing and snorkeling pleasure.
El Porvenir Hotel: 13 rooms. Tel: 221-1397
Hotel San Blas: 31 rooms, kuna style, 3 daily meals, tours
around inhabited and uninhabited islands. radio
communication. Tel: 655-25757
Hotel Anai 20 rooms, Wooden floor and cane
Kuna Kishua Hotel. Five basic rooms. Tel:227-5308
Sugtupu With cabin like aspect, wooden floor and cone
La Palmera One story concrete building, With restaurant
and bar. It belongs to the Town Cooperative Society.
Hotel Nargana 10 rooms; communication by radio. Hotel
construction Kuno style.
Hotel Uaguitupo Cabins, restaurant, Bar.
Kuanidup Cabins, restaurant, bar.(Sidra River).
Iskardup Cabins, restaurant, bar.
Eco-resort. 6 stand-alone cabinas and large restaurant.
is famous for one of its arts and crafts, the mola. Kuna
women make rainbow colored fabrics, emblazoned with fish,
birds, jungle animals and geometric designs that would
impress Picasso himself. The men still fish from canoes as
they did before Columbus came. They still run up to the
corner coconut palm trees for something fresh and cool to
drink each morning, just as they have for untold centuries.
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Santiago de Veraguas, PANAMA
located in the central provinces area
of the Republic of Panama, it has the
Caribbean Sea to the north and the
Pacific Ocean to the South.
To the east it has Colon, Cocle,
Herrera and Los Santos and to the west
it has Chiriqui and Bocas del Toro. It
is made up of 11 districts: Atalaya,
Calobre, Cañazas, La Mesa, Las Palmas,
Montijo, Río de Jesús, San Francisco,
Santa Fe, Santiago and Soná. Its name
comes from the term "Veracua", which
is how the indigenous people called
this territory. It is also the only
province in the republic that touches
both oceans, and it has a great
diversity of flora and fauna in its
jungles and mountains.
Santiago being the
capital of Veraguas is still a small
town vibrant in traffic with a recent
increase in banks like Banco General,
Multi Credit Bank, BanIstmo, Caja de
Ahorros, Banco Nacional de Panama and
Credit Corp Bank among others. Presently
the city has about 55 thousand
for a long time being a gateway to
Chiriqui. It is almost always a
stop for travelers going to and coming
from Chiriqui. There is a McDonalds
(very clean by the way) on the main
highway and a KFC restaurant there.
Santiago, is also a marketing
centre for the rice, coffee,
corn, livestock, and other products
from the hinterland. It also has a
modern bus terminal, where you can
find buses to take you to the
different cities around the country.
The buses to Panama City leave every
30 minutes during the daytime. An
airport is being built now to
accomodate people wishing to fly in
instead of driving.
The city's saint is apostle
Santiago, and it celebrates
on the 25th of July every year with
catholic walks, parades ,parties and
other religious activities that take a
turn to show off folkloric customs .
This celebration is not just a
religious celebration but also an
opportunity to celebrate the history
of the town and its legacy in the
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