We turned another corner and on the shore stood more than 50 Emberá villagers playing music, banging drums and clapping their hands in unison.
It was a hot, humid morning, and we are soaking wet. But it didn't matter because we are all in awe of this incredibly beautiful and dynamic rainforest.
I am especially excited about the snorkeling in the islands of Guna Yala, as this is one of the most pristine places in Panama.
Mangroves are more than just pioneers, they are the explorers.
It was the first time I was seeing this beautiful bird with its brown feathers, blue bill and undeniably red feet.