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Corregimiento and town
Guabito is located in Panama
Coordinates: 9°30′0″N 82°37′12″W / 9.50000°N 82.62000°W / 9.50000; -82.62000
Country  Panama
Province Bocas del Toro
District Changuinola District
Population (2008 [1])
 • Total 6 674
Time zone Eastern Standard Time (UTC-5)
Climate Af

Guabito is a town in the Changuinola District of the Bocas del Toro Province of Panama.[1] It is a small town located directly across the Rio Sixaola from Sixaola, Costa Rica. An elevated former railroad grade and bridge connects Guabito to Sixaola.[2] This border crossing is popular with tourists going between Costa Rica and Bocas del Toro.[3] Guabito is one hour ahead of Sixaola because the Costa Rica-Panama border is also a time zone boundary.[2] Few tourists stop in Guabito longer than necessary to clear Panamanian customs.[2]


  1. ^ a b World Gazetteer - Guabito, Panama, archived from the original on 2013-02-09 
  2. ^ a b c Moon Panama, Avalon Travel, November 2008, ISBN 978-1-59880-085-2 
  3. ^ Costa Rica 2008 (2nd ed.), Fodor's Travel, 2008, ISBN 978-1-4000-1803-1 

Coordinates: 9°30′0″N 82°37′12″W / 9.50000°N 82.62000°W / 9.50000; -82.62000