I'll end with the Kuna flag, which all vessels in Kuna Yala waters must fly. Here's hoping the Kuna can continue to run their lives as they wish, with a mixture of tradition and modernity, dugouts and kayaks, cane-and-thatch houses and good educations for all.
I have nothing but high praise for the company that arranged our trip, Southern Sea Ventures http://www.southernseaventures.com/). SSV worked with an equally excellent Panamanian company, Expeditiones Tropicales http://www.xtrop.com/), who arranged the permits to enter the Comarca de Kuna Yala, kayaks, food, and guides. Our guide Matias Flores, who is Costa Rican, has his own company http://www.mrtico.com/). I highly recommend him for any adventures in Costa Rica or Panama.