Mogué is an Emberá village on the banks of the Río Mogué, roughly between Punta Patiño and La Palma. Villagers here are keen to show off their culture and lifestyles, and extremely adept at finding harpy-eagle nests in the surrounding jungle. Though Mogué is set up for tourism, it remains a traditional village, seeing fewer visitors than Emberá villages in Panamá Province and Guna villages in the Comarca. Everything done for the benefit of tourists certainly has a price tag, but the atmosphere is extremely relaxed and there is no pressure to buy crafts, give gifts or spend money.
Visitors can watch traditional dances, purchase crafts or get body painted with jagua juice. Like henna, the tattoo lasts for up to two weeks. Although just a faint design will appear immediately on your skin, the next morning you’ll be about as blue as a Smurf.