The old railway bridge over the river Sixaola from Costa Rica into Panama. There is now a new crossing. Photo by Doug Dosdall

Just passing through: Bri Bri and Sixaola

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Bri Bri and Sixaola aren't big tourist draws on their own as they aren't beachfront. Instead they are local service and transportation hubs that a traveler may need to pass through.

Bri Bri is the administrative center for the canton of Talamanca where Puerto Viejo is located. Some police and investigative services are located here.

Sixaola is the town at the border to Panama and so travelers heading to Bocas del Toro or other destinations in Panama will pass through here. See the travel to Bocas page for more information.

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Bribri

Aiko-logi Tours

Aiko is a private 330 acre nature reserve near the southern Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. It is nestled in the first ridge of the Talamanca mountains close to the border to Panama. The beach villages of Puerto Viejo and Cahuita are just 20 minutes away, but Aiko is the perfect place to get away from it all. They invite you to visit this untouched ecosystem! The basecamp is built only of natural materials and can be rented on a nightly basis.
 +506 2750 2084, 8997 6869
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OIJ

Police in Costa Rica are responsible for keeping the peace and enforcing the law, not for taking statements and solving crime, there is a separate investigative division, the Organismo de Investigación Judicial or OIJ which takes reports of crimes and investigates. This is the only OIJ location in the area.
 +506 2751 0252
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Sixaola

Panama Border

Border with Panama. Crossing is open 7am to 5pm (8am to 6pm in Panama time) with a 1 hour lunch closure. The photo is of the old bridge linking Sixaola with the Panamanian town of Guabito (still there but no longer in use).
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Bomba Gasolinera Margarita Sixaola

Gas station on the way to Sixaola at the intersection of Margarita Rd. Last gas before the border.
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Cabinas El Imperio

Basic lodging if you're stuck in Sixaola after the border has closed.
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Cabinas Sanchez

Basic cabinas if you are stuck in Sixaola after the border has closed.
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