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Old 12-06-2012, 07:58 AM   #1
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Bribri Costa Rica Border Crossing?

Anyone recently used the Bribri Costa Rica border crossing into Panama? Good route in Panama along the Caribbean? We need to meet some friends in David, early Jan, then Carti to meet the a sail boat on the 14th, to Columbia.
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:17 AM   #2
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I don't believe there is a crossing at Bribri, the nearby one is at Sixaola. This used to be over a rotting, old bridge, but a new bridge recently opened. A pretty laid back crossing.
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:11 PM   #3
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Sixaola Costa Rica Crossing

Thanks!!! I will try and see in there is anymore info on this crossing. It looks like a great place to cross instead of Paso Canoa which was a pain in the ass to cross a couple years ago. Getting pumped to take off!!!
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Old 12-07-2012, 06:17 PM   #4
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I don't believe there is a crossing at Bribri, the nearby one is at Sixaola. This used to be over a rotting, old bridge, but a new bridge recently opened. A pretty laid back crossing.
Yeah, we recently crossed here too. Really laid back. So laid back in fact that they closed for lunch for about 2 hours. You will need to make lots of photocopies but there is no point trying to do it before hand because you will need to copy the immigration stamp you get in your passport.

A slow but hassle free border crossing. Good luck.
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Old 12-08-2012, 05:31 AM   #5
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The fastest, nost laid back, most scenic crossing is Rio Sereno. I live nearby, and invite you for lunch or a place to spend the night.
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Old 12-08-2012, 04:28 PM   #6
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The fastest, nost laid back, most scenic crossing is Rio Sereno. I live nearby, and invite you for lunch or a place to spend the night.
I second Chiriqui Charlie's opinion, just don't try it on a Saturday or Sunday, their closed. That said, I've only done it leaving Costa Rica to Panama. Not sure about the return trip.
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Old 12-08-2012, 04:44 PM   #7
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Rio Soreno was probably the most laid back and easiest border crossing I did in all of LA. And they didn't notice I had a speeding ticket on the back of my import paperwork which made it even better.
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:38 AM   #8
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Rio Sereno or Sixaola

Looks like we have some great options!!! Thanks to ALL for the information, I will let you know which one we took and a short report on our ride and sail to Columbia
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