In Boquete I recovered a few days until I decided to go to Panama City. It would be a whole day spending in the bus and the first step was to go to David again. That was easy and fast. Every half an hour a bus departs and so I’d been in David at around 10am. There I immediately bought a bus ticket to Panama City. The line was long and I had to wait around 15 minutes but then I already could enter the bus half an hour later.
It was raining heavily the day I left Bocos del Toro. A sign for me that I was doing the right thing. What else can you enjoy there, when not the beach? And for this you need a friendly and shining sun. By watertaxi I went to Almirante ($4). From there (normal) taxis were already waiting and for $1 I was brought to the bus station, where the buses leave for David. For less than $10 and four hours later I was in David. This big city I wanted to see before I go to the more interesting place called Boquete. The lonely planet recommended me a place to stay, which is called the Purple House. I tried to find it by foot, but that was a bit difficult.
After some nice days at the beach in Costa Rica it was finally time to leave this country. I already was too long there, that’s what my feelings were telling me, since I wanted to devote my time to South America at first place. But before I finally would come to South America, I would finish Central America with Panama. I heard and read different stories from people who crossed this border to Panama and I was a bit worried. Always the talk about that you need to have a return or onward ticket when you want to enter the country or about an exit tax … nothing happened in the end to me. But maybe I was just lucky and if there would have been another guy on the border, checking my passport, I could have had a harder day.