Río Sábalo Bridge

Darién Province

Cross the Río Sábalo bridge to reach Sambú's twin indigenous village of Puerto Indio.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Darién Province attractions

1. Puerto Indio

0.22 MILES

From Sambú, visitors can cross the Río Sábalo Bridge to the twin village of Puerto Indio (with permission from the Emberá and Wounaan) and visit…

2. Bayamón

3.86 MILES

This Emberá village south of Sambú is worth visiting. Get here by public bus (US$1), which runs along the paved road leading south from town between 6am…

3. Río Sambú

5.55 MILES

Traveling the wide and very brown Sambú River is a memorable experience: you'll glide past spectacular mangroves – five of the world's seven known species…

4. Waterfall

13.76 MILES

This waterfall and its crystal-clear pool is a welcome relief after a hot and sweaty climb to spot harpy eagles.

5. Reserva Natural Punta Patiño

16.42 MILES

On the southern shore of the Golfo de San Miguel, this 263-sq-km wildlife reserve is owned by the private conservation group ANCON. It contains species…

6. Fuerte San Lorenzo

28.75 MILES

Just across the Golfo de San Miguel on Isla El Encanto are the ruins of the Fort of St Lawrence slowing being consumed by the jungle. There's not much…