On a pretty coastline pounded by waves, Jaqué is a sleepy, rather unattractive village with no road access. Concrete paths run down the middle of streets and there's a diverse population of Emberá, Wounaan and cimarrones (descendants of escaped slaves that set up communities in the Darién jungle). Marine turtles come to nest here seasonally and volunteers can get involved during the seasonal arribadas (arrivals).
A large SENAFRONT (border control) presence flags the town's relative proximity to the Colombian border, 40km to the southeast, though there is no official border crossing here. Check in with SENAFRONT upon arrival and departure; it's in a large concrete building near the river port.