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Emberá wounan child.


a kuna wearing its traditional costume, the mola



Ngobes people collecting coffee



Emberá ritual dance.


 Embera Wounan crafts made from Tagua and vegetable fiber  Emberá ritual dancean Emberá-Wounan drawing with vegetable ink in a tourist's skin          Ngobe-Bugle indigenous woman carrying its children

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Indigenous Reservations in Panama: Etno Ecoturismo

 

Between all of the natural and cultural marvels from Panama their indigenous groups represent one of the more valuable resources, so much for their important contribution to the national culture like for their firm will of conserving the natural resources where they live.  This permits to all visitor experience-exciting adventures with the nature and enjoys the charm of the impressive ecosystems that they surround the Indigenous Reservations from Panama.

The Reservation Kuna Yala created in 1953, well Known like San Blas, in the territory of the Kunas Indians or Tules, grateful in the world by living coralline islands of sand white and crystalline blue waters of the Panamanian Caribbean.  The women knit the famous Molas that are one the crafts that are appreciated by the tourists by hand.  For the curious traveler the compound Reservation for around 365 islands, they constitute a challenge know them all and go in search of the island that always dream.  This Reservation is accessible by air road from the City of Panama, in approximately 30 minutes 30 minutes.  The ethnic group Kuna, and have also been organized in two additional Reservations located in the rainforest of the Bayano, to the East of the Panama City.  The Madugandí Reservation of Wargandí, created in the 200, located in the high basin of the Chucunaque River.

 Another compound Reservation for two indigenous groups is the Embera-Wounan that is located in the Province of Darien, a part inside the National Park Darien, grateful for the UNESCO Reservation of the Biosphere of the Humanity.  Denominates you Embera Drua, created by law in 1983.  The Embera lives margin of the mighty Chucunaque rivers; Tuira, Rafts, Chico, Jaque and Sambu of the are used as them half of communication.  While the Wounan differ from the other for their language the Nomara live in towns of Belen, Playon, Capetuira and Sambu.  These Embera Wounan communities are accessible by air, land road from Panama City at approximately an hour.  From equal form lives in communities outside of the Province Darien in the margins of the Chagres rivers, in the Province of Panama. 

Located in the high and mountains areas of the Province Bocas del Toro, Chiriqui and Veraguas, they are another two indigenous groups in the Ngobe reservation Bugle created in 1977, it concentrate the most indigenous population from Panama they live in areas of exquisite mountains and coastal landscapes, where they work the earth, they build crafts of vivid colors they play and dance ancestral dances.  The Ngobe is also know like Guaymies and the Bugle like Bokotas differing both for the their matter dialect.  Many towns of the Reservation could be visited for the Interamerican Highway for the provinces of Chiriqui or Veraguas to indigenous roads until the mountain central. 

Panama will have a new indigenous Reservation legally established denominated Naso Teribe that lives the mountains of the province of Bocas del Toro to the margin of the Teribe River and their tributaries.  These groups live in a permanent harmony with the exuberant nature of Bocas del Toro, where they are governed under the ancestral norms of the King or Teribe Queen or Naso.  The groups exist indigenous Bri Bri in the limits of the Province of Bocas del Toro with Costa Rica that lives in the margin of the Yorkin River and Sixaola.

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