Sixaola River

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Río Sixaola
Panama-Costarica border.jpg
Crossing the river at the Panama border
Location
CountryCosta Rica, Panama
Physical characteristics
SourceCordillera Talamanca
 ⁃ locationLa Amistad International Park, Limón Province, Costa Rica
Mouth 
 ⁃ location
Caribbean Sea, Costa Rica
 ⁃ coordinates
9°34′20″N 82°33′54″W / 9.57222°N 82.56500°W / 9.57222; -82.56500Coordinates: 9°34′20″N 82°33′54″W / 9.57222°N 82.56500°W / 9.57222; -82.56500
 ⁃ elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Discharge 
 ⁃ locationmouthapprox.
Discharge 
 ⁃ locationHeaven

The Sixaola River (Spanish: Río Sixaola) is a river in southern Limón Province, Costa Rica.[1] It flows from the Cordillera Talamanca to the Caribbean Sea northeast of Sixaola at 9°34′20″N 82°33′54″W / 9.57222°N 82.56500°W / 9.57222; -82.56500.[1] The river's headwaters are part of the La Amistad International Park. For part of its length, the river forms the border between Limón Province, Costa Rica and Bocas del Toro Province, Panama.[2] An old railroad bridge spans the river between Guabito, Panama, and Sixaola, Costa Rica. This bridge is a border crossing between Costa Rica and Panama. Tourists use the border crossing when travelling between Costa Rica and Bocas del Toro.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Google Earth
  2. ^ a b Frommer's Panama (1st ed.). 2007. ISBN 978-0-470-04890-0.