Eastern Panama Travel Guide

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Plan Your Eastern Panama Vacation

The eastern provinces of Guna Yala and the Darién are Panama at its most pristine, with spectacular scenery, wildlife, and indigenous cultures that have barely changed since the first Spanish explorers arrived here more than five centuries ago.

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Eastern Panama Hotels

Most accommodations in this part of Panama range from comfortably rustic to downright primitive. Only Guna are allowed to... read more

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Things To Do in Eastern Panama

Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.

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Eastern Panama Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go

    Indigenous Cultures: Eastern Panama's indigenous Guna, Emberá, and Wounaan villages are amazingly traditional, colorful places... Read more

  • Indigenous Panama

    Though the guardians of Panama's earliest cultures represent a mere 6% of the country's population, they are a very visible minority,... Read more

  • A Bit of Panama History

    The first European to visit this part of Panama was Rodrigo de Bastidas, a Spanish explorer who sailed along the San Blas Islands in 1501.... Read more

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