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  • 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.