San Blas Island Cruises
The San Blas archipelago is located off the Caribbean coast, east of Colon, and is made up of 365 islands that range in size from tiny ones with a few coconut palms to islands on which hundreds of Kuna Indians live. Only about fifty are inhabited.The Kuna rule the San Blas Territory with internal autonomy, and have tightly preserved their language and cultural traditions over the centuries, despite influences from European colonies. Their economy is reliant upon its coconut and fishing industry, much of which is exported to Colombia.
The island of Por Venir is one of the main seats of government for the Kuna Indians. Many Kunas from the other islands came to settle on Por Venir, bringing with them their traditional arts and crafts, including the famous 'molas.' These intricately hand-sewn designs are made by the women of the tribes and sold to visitors to the islands.