Likewise, the Tuira River is located in the same region, but only in the Emberá-Wounaan indigenous territory. It is the largest river in the country and the second longest, second only to its tributary, the Chucunaque River. The Tuira, Chucunaque and Balsas rivers form a watershed that covers 10,664.42 km2, the largest in the country.
The source of the Chucunaque is near Cerro Grande, in the Serranía del Darién, along the border between the Kuna Yala and Wargandí indigenous territories. It flows southeasterly towards Uala, the capital of the Wargandí indigenous territory. Continuing to flow in the same SE direction, it receives various tributaries (Artigartí, Mortí, Chiatí, Membrillo, Metetí, Ucurgantí, Marragantí, Turquesa and Chico). Upon passing the town of Yaviza, the river changes course towards the southwest and reaches the town of El Real de Santa Maria, where it joins the Tuira River.
How to arrive?
Car: You must drive to Metetí, register with the ANAM, pay the corresponding fee and continue on the same road towards Yaviza, where you can meet up with a guide from ANAM.
What to bring?
Observation of flora and fauna