Panama Indigenous Culture
Half the reason we travel is to see new places, the other half is to see new faces. These destinations will help you learn about the roots of the nation, and the daily lives Panama's indigenous population in the modern day. Panama has six indigenous groups scattered across the country, many of whom live on ancestral lands in semiautonomous reservations known as 'comarcas'. Make lasting memories when you learn about Panama's people and Panama's culture the old-fashioned way — up-close and personal.
Mogue is a village of the Embará people in the Darién — a huge swath of jungle that remains relatively untouched. Visitors come here not just for the exotic plants and wildlife, but also to visit the traditional communities that have sustained their pre-Columbian way of life into the present day. It’s an admirable feat and makes for a fascinating cultural exchange with visitors.
On a visit to Mogue, you can buy handicraft souvenirs, watch locals perform traditional dances, and see a temporary tattoo made from a fruit extract. If you’d like, the Embará here also offer visitors the chance to spend the night in an open-air, thatched roof hut. Take a hike on a nearby trail and keep an eye out for exotic birds like harpy eagles.