RE: Travel from Bocas to Puerto Viejo
I took this trip in December. Take the early marine taxi from Bocas Marine Tours, 7 am. The day before you leave Bocas call Papito in Changuinola, cell ph 65337763 (extra digit for Panama cell phone). Let him know what boat you are taking. He will meet you at the dock, take you and your bags/boards to the border, get you through customs/immigration in time to catch the early bus (9:00 or 9:30 Costa Rica time, 1 hour behind Panama) to Pueto Viejo (the San Jose bus, stops in Puerto Viejo). Only an hour or 2 trip. Papito knows everyone, very friendly, big guy (no one will mess with you). He only charged us25, a real deal for everything he did to expedite me, my wife and son crossing the border (like I said, he knows everyone). He even carried our large luggage across the bridge. I gave him an extra10. The bus ticket will be less than10 and it may cost5 to leave Panama, I can't remember for sure. Nice buses. Good luck. Have fun.
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