Look, if your business is peace and quiet, the island of Chicheme is definitely not the most recommended in Kuna Yala. In the midst of so many small and peaceful islands, Chicheme is the ideal stopping point for those who want parties and a lot of excitement. But calm, kkkkk, let’s put it in the right proportions!
It’s not that Ibiza bustle, but compared to the general calm of the other islands, until there is one person or another that turns on a sound in Chicheme and a dozen pinged cats dance around it 😉
The first point that caught our attention was the size of the island compared to the others we visited – it is actually much larger. In addition, the proximity to the Cayo Lemon archipelago, full of beautiful islands, and the turquoise blue of the sea also attracts more people to the area.
The place offers some accommodation options (in huts) and is where Kuna Yala has the largest camping area. For those looking for islands with more infrastructure, this can be a good alternative.
In fact, I’m talking about all of Chicheme Grande. Yes, there are two islands with that name. The other, Chicheme Chico (or small), is much smaller and offers virtually no structure. They are so close that you can cross from one to another by kayak or Stand Up Paddle 😉
Chicheme grande is beautiful, but because it is a very busy place, the region itself does not have sailboats and boats as well maintained as in other areas. To give you an idea, there are people who spend more than a month there going to parties almost daily and there are people who really decided to live on their sailboats and have been in the place for years.
This was our last stop in Kuna Yala and the part that we liked most about the island was certainly the very blue sea. For those who want to know more about our experience there, just click here and watch the video 😉