From Costa Rica to Panama by bus, taxi and boat
Trip Start Mar 22, 2010
331Trip End Feb 12, 2011
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After buying my ticket I went back to the accommodation and packed my bag to get ready for the 9:30 bus.. As you have to buy your ticket an hour before and can't buy it the day before..
Around 11:00 we arrived at the border.. So a 1,5 hour bus trip.. From there I went to the Costa Rica customs, and had to wait for almost an hour.. After that I left Costa Rica and walked to Panama over a small bridge. When a truck came you had to "hang" on the bridge..
When I arrived in Panama I took a taxi from the border to Almirante a town on the sea side.Bocas Marine Tours, and went to Isla Colon. This took approx 30min.
When I arrived in Bocas Town on Isla Colon I spoke with a guy, who was working for a backpackers. So I followed him for 5 min, and ended up at Mondo Taitu backpackers.. And I booked a dorm bed at the backpackers.
After I checked in, I got my laptop out and updated my blog and checked the web, after I had done that I checked out the town a bit. In town I went for lunch to the Golden Grill, and from there to the waterside where I had a snooze ;)
After my snooze I checked all the shops and found some new undies.. Yeah.. They seem to be the right size ;)
After shopping I went back to the backpackers and had another snooze in my dorm.. Around 18:00 I woke up and checked the web a bit..
After a while I started chatting with an South African guy who lived in Townsville (Australia), we went downstairs to the bar and met other people.Aqua Lounge.
We walked from the hostel to the water and took a water taxi to Aqua Lounge and joined the party.. After a while I had enough of it and took a boat back to the hostel to have a nice sleep..
Bus ticket from Puerto Veijo to Sixaola @ C$ 1440.00
Tourist tax Panama @ USD$ 1.00
Panama has +1 hour to Costa Rican time
Taxi from the Panama border to Almirante USD$ 10.00
Taxi boat from Almirante to Isla Colon @ USD$ 4.00
Dorm with no airco @ USD$ 10.00 per night (incl coffee, wifi, breakfast)
Water taxi to Aqua Lounge @ USD$ 2.00 return