I've not seen this topic discussed. Has anyone ever driven to Panama from the US? We are retiring to Boquete in August and had always assumed we would fly and arrive with our 4 suitcases to begin our adventure. Looking at a map, I began to think it could be interesting to drive through Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, maybe a side trip here or there, to see a few places on our way to Panama. I'm assuming there would be bag and vehicle searches at borders. Is this a crazy idea? Or could it be fun and educational and SAFE if planned well?