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Driving from Panama Canal to Costa Rica

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Driving from Panama Canal to Costa Rica

Hey guys! I am planning a trip in December and hoping you can help me out. I want to fly down and see the Panama Canal and slum around Panama for a few days and then drive up to Costa Rica and meet my friends in Jaco, Costa Rica a few days later.

First and most important question. Is this safe?

If so, any advice regarding car rental and what not? Thanks.

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1. Re: Driving from Panama Canal to Costa Rica

Your question about safety may be moot. You can't drive a rental car outside of Panama. Customs and immigration on both sides of the border won't let you cross.

If you wanted to drive inside of Panama, in most cases, yes, driving in Panama is reasonably safe as long as you're reasonable. In other words, avoid driving at night. Be aware of your surroundings and drive safely. All bets are off, though, if you attempt to drive in the city.

If you're considering driving in the city, you really need to read the related threads. The reasons not to do so are long and plentiful. Safety being primary. Taxis are plentiful and cheap. Rent a car when you're leaving the city.

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