The San Blas Islands are a picture-perfect blend of white sands, swaying palms and clear, turquoise waters, located just off the Caribbean coast of Eastern Panama. Aside from being an idyllic holiday destination, what really sets these islands apart is the culture and the people who live here. The Guna Yala tribe have lived here for centuries and maintain their own government, along with a unique customs, language, clothing and music, which offers a truly authentic Caribbean island experience to visitors. Swimming and snorkeling in the waters surrounding the islands is a must, whilst further offshore you'll find a number of colorful reefs teeming with life. You can stay in some simple, rustic hotels on the islands themselves, or take a catamaran cruise to explore the archipelago from the water.