Paso Canoas is your border town when crossing between Costa Rica and Panama. There isn’t much to do here past catch a bus, grab a coffee, have something to eat – then get out of town. If you need a pharmacy or an ATM you can find both here. Most buses headed to San Jose will arrive at the Tracopa Terminal.
Paso Canoas to San José
If you are heading north towards San José you can buy your ticket from a little Tracopa office ticket window. Then the busses leave from right at the exit immigration office. You will see people lined up to have their passports stamped and you can often see confused travellers thinking that this is where you purchase your bus ticket. Ticket price as of June 2017 is 7805₡.
The Tracopa bus company has their schedules listed here: Tracopa Schedules but you can also see a photo of the basic schedule below (June 2017).
From the border to Santa Teresa or Montezuma
Have a read through this route to give you the low down on how to get to the Nicoya Peninsula : Panama border to Santa Teresa or Montezuma
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