Photo of the Day: Kuna Tribe Huts on San Blas Island

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During our sailing trip from Panama to Colombia, we spent 2 days exploring the San Blas islands in Panama’s Caribbean. The indigenous Kuna tribe inhabits the islands. Amazingly, they build huts such as these on the tiniest of islands. They navigate between each island in dugout canoes.

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A Tiny San Blas Island Covered in Kuna Tribe Huts

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5 Responses to “Photo of the Day: Kuna Tribe Huts on San Blas Island”

  1. WOW WOW WOW. Great shot. Really great shot.

  2. Great shot, love it!

  3. Dina says:

    Wow, I don’t know an island could be that small! This is superb!

  4. Mikeachim says:

    Nice photo. :)

    but that’s an extraordinarily fragile-looking island. I presume they up sticks and relocate inland when the weather turns…?

    • Jason says:

      It’s amazing to see some of these islands they live on. The Kuna tribe live on the San Blas islands off Panama. Some islands are bigger than others, so I imagine they move to different islands during storms, but I don’t think they have the capability to make it to mainland often. Their boats are dugout canoes with make shift sails. They are a protected peoples.

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