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Parque Internacional la Amistad

Getting there & away

To reach Wekso, you first have to catch a bus from Changuinola to the hamlet of El Silencio (US$0.50, 30 minutes, every 20 minutes), and then take a 45-minute boat ride up the Río Teribe. In El Silencio, there’s often a colectivo boat, which will cost about US$5 per person, though you can always hire a boat yourself for around US$15 to US$25. If you tell the ANAM office in Changuinola that you want to go to Wekso, they can radio ahead and make sure there is someone at the river’s edge.

Once on the river you’ll pass hills blanketed with rainforest and intermittent waterfalls. The backdrop is the glorious Talamanca range and the jungle comes all the way down to the river water. After about 45 minutes on the river, you’ll see a sign on the right bank that announces your arrival at Wekso.

Parque Internacional la Amistad