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Islas de las Perlas
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Las Perlas Islands

Some of the most renowned pearls in the world came from the oysters on the seabed around the hundred or so islands which make up the Pearl Island archipelago in the Gulf of Panama. The islands are mostly uninhabited except for some fishing communities and only a few of the islands have tourist development. But …

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San B

Guna (formerly Kuna) Indian women look almost too good to be true. In fact, some visitors to the tribal territory of San Blas are moved to suspect that, once the tourists have gone, the Indian women will change out of their finery and catch a plane back to town. Wrong. The San Blas woman, whether …

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  The Island of Flowers, its people call it. Hibiscus, oleander, ylang ylang, bougainvillaea, and jasmine. Fragance everywhere. Prostrate on the beach. Supine on the hotel balcony. Snorkeling on the smooth Southern Sea. Horizontal, watching the earth’s seaborne commerce hastening along the rim of the ocean, bound to or from the Panama Canal. This is …

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