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Thursday, August 15, 2013

{Travel}: Paradise beaches of San Blas, Panama

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  Saturday August 10 and Sunday August 11, 2013

Hi everyone! If you follow me on Instagram (@thejoyoffashionblog), you probably saw that I spent this past weekend at the gorgeous beaches of San Blas, Panama. The San Blas Islands of Panama compose an archipelago of about 378 islands of which only 49 are inhabited. These islands are the home of the Kuna Indians and a part of the Comarca Kuna Yala along the Caribbean Coast of Panama.

En Español- Hola!! Si me siguen en Instagram (@thejoyoffashionblog), probablemente ya saben que pasé el fin de semana pasado en las hermosas playas de San Blas, Panamá. Las islas de San Blas componen un archipiélago de unas 378 islas de las cuales sólo 49 están habitadas. Estas islas son el hogar de los indios Kuna y forman parte de la Comarca Kuna Yala a lo largo de la costa caribeña de Panamá.

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San Blas is renowned for its breathtaking beaches with white sand and clear blue waters. The islands are all very small and are covered with palm trees. I swear these islands look like paradise in real life! I've always wanted to see them (especially since they are only 2-3 hour drive away), so it was a real treat to spend the weekend there with a big group of friends.

San Blas es muy famosa por sus hermosas playas de arena blanca y aguas cristalinas. Las islas son muy pequeñas y están cubiertas de palmeras. Estas islas se ven como un paraíso total! Yo siempre he querido verlos (especialmente porque estan a sólo 2-3 horas en carro), así que era un verdadero placer pasar el fin de semana allí con un grupo grande de amigos.

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We spent most of our time swimming in the gorgeous turquoise waters and relaxing on the beach. I also had a chance to do some snorkeling to see a sunken ship that was home for all sorts of colorful fishes.

Pasamos la mayoría de nuestro tiempo nadando en las hermosas aguas cristalinas y relajándonos en la playa. También tuve la oportunidad de hacer un poco de snorkel para ver un barco hundido que era hogar de todo tipo de peces coloridas.

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Going to San Blas is somewhat of an adventure for me, especially since there is no electricity and we camped in tents right by the beach. At night when it was time to go to bed, we were surprised by loads of rain (the way it only rains in tropical countries) which proved to be quite a challenge for many people and their tents. Luckily our tent survived, but I can't say the same for everyone else... haha it turned out to be a really funny evening though ;)

Ir a San Blas en verdad fue toda una aventura para mí, especialmente porque no había electricidad y tuvimos que acampar en carpas junto a la playa. Ya por la noche cuando era hora de irse a dormir, de la nada empezo a llover un montón (así como sólo llueve en los países tropicales) y resultó ser todo una odisea para muchas personas y sus carpas. Por suerte nuestra carpa sobrevivió la noche, pero no puedo decir lo mismo de todos los demás ... jaja resultó ser una velada bien chistosa en verdad ;)

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Apart from relaxing and swimming by the beach, we also had the opportunity to take a small sailboat out to a shallow part of the sea between islands that is home to lots and lots of starfish!

Además de relajarnos y nadar en la playa, también tuvimos la oportunidad de tomar una panguita a una parte del mar entre islas que no era muy hondo y que estaba repleta de montones de estrellas de mar!

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**Note: We found Spongebob (the sponge) and Patrick (the starfish) that afternoon! haha

**Nota: Encontramos a Spongebob (la esponja) y Patricio (la estrella de mar) esa tarde! jaja

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All in all, it was an amazing weekend at San Blas. I would highly recommend visiting for anyone who wants to see true paradise beaches. It makes me so proud to be Panamanian and to have such a beautiful place in my country ;)

Fue un fin de semana maravilloso en San Blas. Les recomiendo a todos visitarlo, especialmente si quieren ver verdaderas playas paradisíacas. Me hace tan orgullosa ser Panameña y tener un lugar tan precioso en mi país. 

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29 comments

  1. what a magical place, you look gorgeous Marie :)

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  2. Looks absolutely amazing! For a girl who was 'roughing it' all weekend, you look amazing!

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  3. Love your hat!

    And the views are just wonderful!!! It makes me wanna come visit you one day, haha!! :D

    http://thewardrobeisnotenough.blogspot.com/

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  4. Oh I'm so jealous, that looks like such a beautiful place to spend the weekend! :) I really like your maxi dress too, beautiful cover-up for the beach :)

    Away From Blue

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  5. loving all your photos!


    lifeisashoe.blogspot.com

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  6. beautiful place. Looks like paradise. Love the photos.
    xo, Petra

    http://www.sweetsoflife86.blogspot.com

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  7. Thank you so so much Mica!! You should visit sometime!!

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  8. Thank you!! You definitely should visit someday, I bet you would love San Blas!

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  9. Hahahahaha thanks Laura!!! Your comment really made me smile!

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  10. WOWOWOW OMG, WHAT AN AMAZING POST! Its like a professional photo shoot! San Blas is sooo beautiful. I hope to go there someday myself! Congratulations on being so adventurous. The photos look like they belong on postcards. This is such good tourism promotion for Panama, especially with such a beautiful model in all the pics ;)

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  11. Breathtaking! The scenery in these pictures looks too beautiful to be real haha. It looks and sounds like you had a wonderful time Marie! Your dress is gorgeous as well, I love all the colours!

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  12. that maxi dress is just the prettiest, island perfect dress. and it does look like paradise - wish i could join you!

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  13. It definitely does look like paradise there! I would want to visit there too! haha
    Love lounging on the beach. :)
    The dress you wore is perfect for the beach- so colorful and fun!

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  14. Oh that blue sea. Wish I was there.

    xoxo
    Ivy
    http://www.purrpleivy.com/

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  15. Oh my gosh, this looks like paradise! I hope I can visit the Caribbean (or Panama!) at some point in my life. Hope you had fun! And it's totally funny you found Patrick and Spongebob, haha! :) http://neverdreamedaboutthis.blogspot.com

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  16. I'll let you know if I ever save enough money for the plane ticket, hehe! ;))

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  17. Thank you Tanja!!! You should definitely visit, I think you would love it here!

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  18. Thank you so much!!! You should come visit!!!

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  19. Thank you so very much Samantha!! I was very impressed at how beautiful it was as well. I can't believe it took me this long to go see this part of my country!

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  20. AAAAWWWWWW Beckkkyyy!!! You are soooooooooooooooooo sweet!!! love you!!!

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  21. wow now I can see that San Blas is a blast..
    www.mundodedamapty.blogspot.com

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  22. Seriously? Can I come visit you? Because I will start looking up flights.

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  23. It definitely is!! You should go see it sometime, I'm sure you would love it :)

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  24. It looks like a stunning place to visit! A lovely idea to go there with friends, I"m sure you had some brilliant moments :) x

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  25. Thank you Emma!!! Yeah, it is a great place to go with friends ;)

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