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 petroglyphs or mangrove forests. The village stands in stark contrast …
This cimarrón-owned shop up a flight of steps at the northern end of the village also has a couple of thatched cabañas at ground level for serious boozing and music that blasts half the village away. Beer is cold, b…
Pretty much the only game in town, this tiny place with two tables serves up acceptable fish, chicken and pork dishes with the inevitable patacones (fried plantains). Cold beer and a warm welcome.
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 and 8pm.
This simple bakery and cake shop is one of the few food outlets in Puerto Indio.
This bar with the generous (for Sambú) hours hasn't seen a lot of gringas (or gringos for that matter) darken its doors over the years but it lives in hope. It's usually pretty quiet.
Cross the Río Sábalo bridge to reach Sambú's twin indigenous village of Puerto Indio.