One of Panama’s strengths is its indigenous culture. Seven indigenous groups live here, with a total population that is slightly over 285,000. Despite the creeping influence of modern society, many of these groups still hold strongly to their traditional culture and language. While in Panama, you have the opportunity to visit indigenous villages and interact with locals. This a truly unique experience, as it allows you to better understand the varied cultural fabric of Panama. While visiting an indigenous village, you may watch traditional dances or observe handicrafts being made.