Panama is still inhabited by seven pre-Columbian tribes, whereas Wounaan is one of them. They live along with the Embera people in the jungle in the east of the country all the way down to DariÃ©n. They tend to be friendly and welcome visitors, especially those villages with proximity to the Pan-American highway, but it is also those that are most modern. In some places, the people still go about their business semi-naked, but you need to do some river travel to reach these. Otherwise, don't be surprised to find a phone booth and western clothes in the villages.