Morrodub’s charm – San Blas

Morrodub's charm - San Blas

Yes, the islands of Kuna Yala are really very similar to each other, but it is clear that each of them has a difference. One of the coolest islands we met on the trip was Morrodub (or Barbecue Island) and this is mainly due to the cleanliness and “decoration” of the place. Right away the island caught our attention, as it was the only one we visited where the hut was right in the center, protected by coconut trees on both sides.
The decor also had a whole charm: path with shells, starfish, signs … It was really cute!
Morrodub's charm - San Blas
Morrodub's charm - San Blas
The place still has a volleyball net and some pretty black nets scattered. It is a very comfortable and perfect place to spend the whole day relaxing.
Morrodub's charm - San Blas
Morrodub's charm - San Blas
Morrodub's charm - San Blas
But you must be wondering why this island is so different from the others, right? Well, all the islands over there are properties of some or a few kunas. The owners of the region are responsible for keeping the area clean and well looked after, so this variation in the amount of garbage, comfort and hospitality varies greatly in each place.
The island can belong to just one family, as is the case with Cambombia, but there are cases of regions with up to 26 owners who alternate from time to time who will stay there. Morrodub is one of those islands with several owners and, when we went to visit it, the previous owners had left the place just three days ago. Currently, Lesbia is responsible for it.
Morrodub's charm - San Blas
Although the place remains clean, we saw that things were not as organized as Italo (owner and captain of our sailboat) had commented. That’s because he was used to the old owners.
This constant exchange of families on the islands makes relations with sailboats and tourists a little difficult, after all, the experience on the spot depends a lot on the treatment and cleaning. It is important to say this because you can do exactly the same script as us and have a completely different experience.
Morrodub's charm - San Blas
Even with this issue of changing families, we really enjoyed our trip there. The sea was very clean and we were able to snorkel with great visibility. Very close to there is a huge coral full of beautiful and different fish, as is the case of the “chicken fish” that got its name because it has a much denser meat than that of a common fish.
There it is also very easy to find silly sharks, a very gentle species. Unfortunately we could not find any because the sea was more agitated in the day, but if you go there know that there is a great possibility of meeting one of these in the water 😉
Aah, and even if you don’t intend to fall into the sea, you can see whale skeletons around the island!
Morrodub's charm - San Blas
Morrodub's charm - San Blas
During the day, Italo caught a fish and asked the family to prepare our dinner. The cost for this is 5 dollars per person and the fish still has rice as an accompaniment.
Morrodub's charm - San Blas
On the day of our visit, the Lesbian family was hosting a group of students and so we thought the fish was prepared far in advance. When the dish arrived, the boys and Francesca (Italo’s girlfriend) said that the fish was already cold. They were not careful with us, but we cannot say if it was an isolated incident because that day the island was really fuller: /
Morrodub's charm - San Blas
Another nice thing to know for who is planning the trip is that the island is known for its turtles. The name itself, Morrodub, means Ilha das Turtles (morro = tortoise / dub = island). In May, they go there to lay their eggs and, in late July and early August, the turtles begin to hatch. It must be beautiful to visit the region at that time, right?
Morrodub's charm - San Blas
This was one of the most different islands that we know in the region and that is why we think it is worth the visit! And you, did you feel like spending a few days there?

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