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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
ProvinceBocas del Toro Bandera de la Provincia de Bocas del Toro.svg
DistrictChanguinola District
 • Land168.8 km2 (65.2 sq mi)
 • Total8,387
 • Density49.7/km2 (129/sq mi)
 Population density calculated based on land area.
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern Standard Time)

Guabito is a corregimiento and town in the Changuinola District of the Bocas del Toro Province of Panama.[2] 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.[3] This border crossing is popular with tourists going between Costa Rica and Bocas del Toro,[4] though few tourists stop in Guabito longer than necessary to clear Panamanian customs.[3]

Guabito has a land area of 168.8 square kilometres (65.2 sq mi) and had a population of 8,387 as of 2010, giving it a population density of 49.7 inhabitants per square kilometre (129/sq mi).[1] Its population as of 1990 was 11,125; its population as of 2000 was 14,366.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Cuadro 11 (Superficie, población y densidad de población en la República...)" [Table 11 (Area, population, and population density in the Republic...)] {{webarchive|url= |date=2016-03-04 }} (.xls). In "Resultados Finales Básicos" [Basic Final Results] (in Spanish). National Institute of Statistics and Census of Panama. Archived from the original on 10 July 2015. Retrieved 26 May 2015.
  2. ^ World Gazetteer - Guabito, Panama, archived from the original on 2013-02-09
  3. ^ a b Moon Panama, Avalon Travel, November 2008, ISBN 978-1-59880-085-2
  4. ^ 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