Indigenous Communities Near Panama City

Very close to Panama City or even without leaving it, in the middle of modern buildings, you can connect with some of the indigenous communities that have marked the history of the country and, even today, fill it with color, wisdom and soul. Open your mind and adventurous spirit and get to know some of our original peoples.

The Guna People

The Guna People

This is the Guna people, who although they have their region in another region of the country, have also colonized the city with their presence and their fascinating art.

The Emberá-Wounaan

The Emberá-Wounaan

A few minutes from Panama City, in the middle of forests and protected areas, you can share with another indigenous people, the Emberá-Wounaan.

To visit the communities settled on the banks of the Chagres River, arrive at the port of Corotú, approximately one hour from the city, and begin the adventure by canoeing on Lake Alajuela.

To meet the Emberá Querá, on the banks of the Gatún, you will have to travel a little less than an hour by car to the Emberá Querá Meeting Point, which you can find on Google Maps. At this meeting point, between the provinces of Panama and Colon, members of the community will be waiting to take you in their canoe for 30 minutes.

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