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Survivor: Pearl Islands

Survivor: Pearl Islands. Pearl Islands is a group of islands on the Pacific side of Panama, situated in the Gulf of Panama about 50 miles southeast of Panama City.

History: The Pearl archipelago has an historical connection with the pirates who raided, looted, pillaged and sacked the Caribbean and coastal South America when Spain ruled the waters and transported untold fortunes in gold, silver and precious gems from her colonies back to Spain. Among the pirates, Francis Drake, later knighted, and Henry Morgan.