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Routine crossing

Unlike some of those who reviewed this crossing, I had no major delays either entering or leaving... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
Matthew L
Sixaola Bridge, Sixaola, Costa Rica

Went for a drive here to see the border. Currently (January 2018) there is a large amount of... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2018
Randy M
St. Catharines, Canada
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Sixaola, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Unlike some of those who reviewed this crossing, I had no major delays either entering or leaving Panama. Be sure you have proof of departure from Central America for the Panamanian customs. The same (poorly marked) small building holds customs for both entering and leaving...More

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Reviewed 23 February 2018

Went for a drive here to see the border. Currently (January 2018) there is a large amount of construction happening here. They are putting a new bridge in place and although you can still cross the border the old bridge is not open for business....More

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Reviewed 3 December 2017

This was exciting. Getting to walk across the boarder and see the old bridge. It's cool. Customs in Panama was a little confusing, but manageable.

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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Well, it is a convuluted way to cross the boarder and I’m thankful we had a person to help us. From the CR side we paid our exit fee and then climbed a steep path to get to the Panama check point. They check your...More

Thank IndySig
Reviewed 30 September 2017

I'm not sure what you might expect from this, but trust me when I tell you it's nothing you'd want to set out to go see unless you needed to cross the boarder from Costa Rica to Panama....it's quite sketchy, dirty, and down right deplorable...More

Thank Dan P
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

It was so interesting to cross the border of Costa Rica and Panama without any immigration procedure other than having the officer briefly review my passport. The new bridge was okay, safe to walk on. Walked into the village on the Panama side a little...More

Thank Rachel Z
Reviewed 1 July 2017

You have to pay tax to leave CR thenan enter and exit fee for Panama. The bridge felt weak and bounced if any cars passed. Once inside Panama there aren't really any restaurants. There are a few shops like flea markets. Nothing to get really...More

Thank tracyj912
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Walking across the bridge is hot but fun. You can stand in the middle of the bridge and be on the line between Panama and Costa Rica. Avoid peak travel times or you will be in custom lines FOREVER

Thank lizzystears
Reviewed 1 February 2017

If there was another way to Bocas from Cahuita we would go that route! It's unorganized and definitely not streamlined. Confusing process and slow!

Thank richied8242017
Reviewed 15 December 2016

We started our crossing from the Panamanian side on a shuttle. We had been told that we would need proof of flight out of the country, our passport and 4usd pp to exit the country. Our driver watched our bags and directed us under the...More

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12 January 2016|
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Response from CanadianThunder |
Thanks and your correct we were able to contact a local company and they confirmed the border is only open until 5pm