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Fun crossing border expeirenxe

It was so interesting to cross the border of Costa Rica and Panama without any immigration... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rachel Z
via mobile
Walk into Panama

You have to pay tax to leave CR thenan enter and exit fee for Panama. The bridge felt weak and... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2017
Elkhart, Indiana, United States
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Sixaola, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Bonnie S
Reviewed 9 December 2016

If your driving and are not gutsy beware.It s rusty and in need of repair.The wooden planks wabble.GREAT FOR ADVENTURE SEEKERS AND IT S FREE.

Thank David S
Reviewed 5 September 2015

They no longer use the old train bridge shown in the picture. There was a new bridge built right next to it. The immigration process is quite cumbersome and confusing but don't get overwhelmed. If you are driving you can park right next to crossing...More

Thank SD_Eddie_V
Reviewed 10 July 2015

Border crossing personnel were very irritable, brusque, unfriendly, and we learned, after paying it, that the entrance fee on the Panamanian side is actually not legal (knowledgeable people walk right past it).

Thank John C
Reviewed 1 July 2015

This was my third time visiting Bocas del Toro and boy have they made some major improvements... The rickety old Sixaola bridge still exists but they have added huge new paved walkway in the last couple of years. No more holding on for dear life!...More

Thank sleephood
Reviewed 2 May 2015

Crossing from Costa Rica into Panama and vice versa is a fascinating experience! The bridge itself doesn't look as though it's long for this world but that doesn't deter anyone in the slightest. Thankfully, there is now another newer bridge for the massive American style...More

Thank Katrine H
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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