Imagine being cast away on a desert island. A light breeze drifts through your hair as you survey the clear, blue waters of the vast ocean. The soft, white sand feels pleasantly warm on the soles of your feet and the wide leaves of a palm tree offer some shade from the sweltering sun. The tempestuous storms that rage on the mainland do not reach this tranquil spot, affording you endless relaxation. This island need not be an object of fantasy, for it exists in Panama’s San Blas archipelago, tucked quietly away in the Caribbean Sea.