The First Day in Year 2016 at Green Island, San Blas/Panama

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThere are four well-known places in San Blas for cruisers and tourists: Green Island, Coco Banderos Cays, Holandes Cays, and Lemmon Cays. These islands are even called in their English names rather than something ‘tupu’ or ‘dup’. (Meaning ‘Island’ in Guna language.)

Clear water, blue sky, and a white powdery sand beach! New Year 2016, ‘Year of Red Monkey’, Cheers from Green Island (Kanlildup) in San Blas! On New Year’s Eve, I counted a total of 35 sailboats in this anchorage including some charter boats. It’s very pretty. It reminded of the British Virgin Islands seeing so many sailboats. The internet connection speed is even awesome (relatively) in Green Island.

Anchorage at Green Island, San Blas/Panama

Anchorage at Green Island, San Blas/Panama


Tiny Island 'Waisaladup' near Green Island

Tiny Island ‘Waisaladup’ near Green Island


For the last month coming from Colombia to here, we stopped at many traditional Guna islands and visited their villages. We learned a lot about the Guna traditions. While we enjoyed the cultural experiences, we hardly did any water activities. The water was not so attractive in those areas because the Gunas settled on their islands closed to the river from the jungle. Green Island is different. It is uninhabited. The villages are not in viewing distance from Green Island. The jungle is far away. It made me busy swimming, kayaking, rowing, and snorkeling.
White Powdery Beach on Green Island

White Powdery Beach on Green Island


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