It is an indigenous territory of the Guna ethnic group in Panama. It was created in 1996 from territories east of the province of Panama, in the district of Chepo. It is currently not separated into districts, nor does it have a designated capital. Its area is 2,318.8 km2 and is located near the Bayano River.
The colorful environment in Madugandí is wrapped in mystery. It is a visual delight to view hundreds of homes made from wood and palm leaves, with colorfully dressed Guna children nearby. Unlike the Guna Yala region, little is known about them, since they have not been an indigenous territory for very long. That fact makes the town even more calm, with little influence from the modern world.
In this area you can purchase an authentic mola, handmade by the Guna women. This traditional art has received worldwide recognition for their beauty and quality of handicraft.
It is located approximately 90 kms east of Panama City. It is conformed by the following 12 communities: Akua Yala, Ibedi, Pintupu, Icandi, Pirie, Cuinupdi, Nargandi, Ogobnawila, Diwar Sikua, Capandi and Tabardi.
How to arrive?
Plane: To reach the Madugandí indigenous territory from the capital Panama City, take a flight from the Marcos A. Gelabert airport in Albrook. This trip takes approximately 40 to 55 minutes.
What to bring?
Observation of flora and fauna
Purchase authentic molas