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San Blás Islands

Desert Islands
Bocas, Canals & the San Blás

June 21st 2011
Just 32km over the border from Costa Rica is the Archipiélago de Bocas del Toro, a series of six forested tropical islands surrounded by the turquoise waters of Panamas oldest marine park, a excellent place to chill (or more accurately bake) for a few days. Trying to maintain my pastey whiteness I ignored the beaches for my first afternoon & headed inland to La Gruta limestone caves near the cent ... read more
Central America Caribbean » Panama » Panamá » Panama City

Panamanian Flag With US backing, Panama seceded from Colombia in 1903 and promptly signed a treaty with the US allowing for the construction of a canal and US sovereignty over a strip of land on either side of the structure (the Panama Canal Zone). The Panama Canal ... ... read more
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