Places in Comarca de Kuna Yala
Cartí is the collective name for a group of islands and a small strip of coast that is a 45-minute boat trip south of El Porvenir. If you’ve arrived in the Comarca by 4WD, the coastal hamlet of Cartí will be your first port of call. There is also a small airstrip (currently closed) just outside town.
Situated at the northwestern end of the Comarca, El Porvenir was long considered the gateway to the Archipiélago de San Blás. At the time of writing, flights were suspended, but this may change in the future. In addition to a landing strip and a dock, the town boasts a police station and two (sometimes working) public phones.
Located 15km east of Cartí Suitupo, Río Sidra serves as a secondary gateway to the Archipiélago de San Blás. Like El Porvenir, Río Sidra’s small dock isn’t too far from the airport and it’s quick and easy to hop a boat elsewhere. That ‘elsewhere’ is usually Kuanidup Grande, Naranjo Chico or the far-flung Cayos Los Grullos, Holandeses and Ordupuquip.
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