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Car rental at Costa Rica and pass to Panama

Netanya, Israel
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Car rental at Costa Rica and pass to Panama

Hello, we are renting a car in Costa Rica national Airport and doing a round trip for two weeks including a few days in Boca del Toro in Panama.

The question is, do we need some kind of special approval to pass the border between Costa Rica and Panama and back (at the Boca del Toro area) with the rented car? Is it even possible?

Thanks

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1. Re: Car rental at Costa Rica and pass to Panama

No, you cannot drive rental car out of the country. Read here for more details about Sixaola border crossing: www.yourtravelmap.com/costarica/sixaola/ .

Cahuita, Costa Rica
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2. Re: Car rental at Costa Rica and pass to Panama

There is a secure lot where you can leave your rental at Sixaola and cross the border on foot. If you are going straight back to San Jose from Bocas, it may be worth having your rental collected and then catching a bus back or flying.

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