A strategic location
Until now the Almirante region forms a "corregimiento" within the district of Changuinola, of which depends for everything, because there, are all units of government and most of the population of the district.
But soon this situation is going to change because, starting this year, Almirante will be the new fourth district of the Bocas del Toro Province (the other three are Bocas del Toro, Changuinola and Chiriqui Grande).
Almost all the facilities for travelers (hotels, restaurants, transportation, supermarkets, shops) are in the main streets of the town of Almirante.
The rest of the district is occupied by several villages inhabited by representatives of the Ngabe originary people, and a big hidroelectric/dam over the Changuinola River.