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101 Exciting Things to do in Panama! - 54-56: Kuna Yala Comarca

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101 Exciting Things to do in Panama!
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1-32: Panama City
33-44: Casco Viejo
45-53: Near Panama City
54-56: Kuna Yala Comarca
57-58: Province of Darien
59-65: Province of Colon
66-70: Province of Cocle
71-74: El Valle de Anton
75-80: Province of Veraguas
81: Province of Herrera
82-84: Province of Los Santos
85: Ngobe Bugle Comarca
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93-94: Province of Bocas del Toro
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54-56: Kuna Yala Comarca

 

54) Negotiate for handicrafts directly from the Kuna. (they use coconuts as currency - and by law, anyone caught stealing a coconut must go to jail, however only US dollars are accepted for souvenirs) Fly into Punta Chico  on Air Panama or Areoperlas Regional. Sapibenega Lodge a thatched roof cabins in an authentic Kuna village, private bathrooms, wood  floors, fresh water, fans, balconies with hammocks, two restaurants serving  fresh seafood, white sand beaches, tribal  dance presentations.

 

  • $140/per person double in high season.
  • Web: www.sapibenga.com
  • Tel: 215- 1406/ cell: 6676-5548

 

 

55) Charter a boat - call the vessel 'Cheers' Tel: 6619-6128, or 'La Garota Schooner' Tel: 314- 1288 or the San Blas Sailing Corp. Tel: 314- 1800 or the ultimate: charter a Mega Yacht. Contact Captain/owner Andres Navarro  Panama Yacht Charters. $6,500 per day for a 92 foot Mega Yacht with six private staterooms each with it's own head (bathroom), and includes all crew, marina fees, fishing equipment, ice and all fuel costs.

 

  • Web: www.panamayachtadventures.com
  • Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Tel: 263- 2673/ Cell: 6614- 0660

 

 

56) Discover why a doomed settlement in Panama forced Scotland to give up its dream of independence and join the UK.  In 1698, an ambitious entrepreneur Scot William Paterson convinced the Scottish parliament to  fund the colony of “New Edinburgh”. They built Fort Saint Andrew on Caledonia Bay on the Darien coast (Now part of Comarca Kuna Yala). The colonists were completely unprepared for life in a tropical jungle.  Disease, hostile Indians, mosquitos, in-fighting and the heat were too much and the colony was abandoned a year later. Despite repeated attempts to re-colonize, shipwrecks, war and disease forced the now debt-ridden Scotland to abandon it's dreams of an empire and join England, forming the United Kingdom in 1707.

 

 

 



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