Fast speedboats run from Turbo and Necocli in northern Antioquia to the towns of Capurganá and Sapzurro in the Caribbean, and in the Pacific from Bahía Solano to Nuquí.
Cargo boats ply the Pacific coast, with the port of Buenaventura as their hub. Travelers with sufficient time can get a bunk for travel to points north and south including to Nuquí and Bahía Solano.
Before railroads and highways were built, river transportation was the principal means of transportation in mountainous Colombia. These days river travel is not common but remains the only way to move in parts of the Amazon, such as from Leticia to Puerto Nariño.
The Río Atrato and Río San Juan in the Chocó have passenger services but should both be avoided due to armed groups operating in the region.
Colombia is not the easiest of countries for cyclists, though the sport is wildly popular in certain regions (Boyacá, for example).
Road rules favor drivers and you'll end up fighting traffic on main roadways. Never assume that a driver will give you right of way.
On the plus side, most roads...
The main way to get around Colombia, buses range from tightly packed colectivos (shared minibuses or taxis) to comfortable, air-conditioned, long-distance buses, and connect nearly every town in the country. Buses are the principal means of intercity travel, and go just about everywhere. Most...