Indian Village at Chagres National Park

Embera Village visit and eco-trail

At the chagres park we find our friends the Embera ready to offer us a peek into their world. Originally living in the deep woods of the Darien jungle, the Embera moved closer to civilization looking for a better life. Now they live off tourism as their way of living was changed in 1982 when the wild lands they inhabited became a national park. When in the past the hunted for food, had domestic animals and sufficient agricultural products to fill their needs, today they are only allowed to fish and earn their living from tourism. Visiting the Embera is like taking a look to the soul of Panamá.