Gorgona was first inhabited by people
possibly associated with the Tumaco-Tolita culture. The indigenous Kuna or Cuna
of Urabá (Colombia) and San Blas (Panama), have the tradition of
being the first settlers of the island. They left archeological remains that
are at least 3300 years old. Spanish conquerors first visited Gorgona in 1527
when Francisco Pizarro, in his third expedition to Peru, discovered
the island. Pizarro and thirteen of his men remained for seven months on
Gorgona waiting for the arrival of provisions.