The small island of El Porvenir is the western point of entry for the archipelago. It has a landing strip, a couple of government offices, and a basic hotel. There’s also an artisans’ cooperative that sells molas (handcrafted blouses) and other arts and crafts.
The two-story yellow building housing the newish Museo de la Nación Kuna (Museum of the Kuna Nation) is on the far side of the island. I’ve yet to find it open, but it’s supposed to have displays on Kuna art, history, and culture.
There’s little else on the island, but because it’s isolated from the densely populated islands nearby, El Porvenir’s little beach is clean and pleasant. For most people, though, this island is just a transit point.
© William Friar from Moon Panama, 3rd Edition