Inside the Chocoan jungles inhabit the indigenous Wounaan or Noanamá , recognized in the artisan world for the fineness of their baskets or "Werregue cocas." They are people of water and mountains who are settled on the banks of Bajo San Juan and inhabit the basin to its mouth.

Surrounded by natural exuberance, they hunt, fish, gather fruits and have crops of bread to catch. To establish a connection with their environment, the women adorn themselves with beaded necklaces and paint themselves with achiote and jagua.