When To Go
Situated within the tropics, San Blas has a balmy climate with high temperatures (25-30°C) all year round. Although there is plenty of sun, the archipelago receives some rainfall throughout the year; the drier months tend to be Dec-Apr. The region lies outside the main hurricane belt.
The Kuna Yala language (dulegaya); Spanish.
Getting Local Currency
Balboa. The national currency is at parity with the US dollar, and only US banknotes are used. (There are some local coins equivalent to US cents). You are best advised to acquire dollar bills before travelling to the province. Panamanians are sometimes reluctant to accept US dollar notes of higher denominations.
GMT -5 hrs.
A few days discovering Panama’s Spanish colonial history in the capital; exploring the rainforest of Panama’s natural landscapes at Gamboa.
It’s a 30-60min flight from Panama City to San Blas.
Anniversary of the Tula Revolution, Playa Chico, Tupile, Alligandi and Ustupu; Feb. Kuna dancing, feasts and speeches.
There are sporadic festivals on other individual islands throughout the year
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