If you desire to continue your journey past Costa Rica and dip into South America you’ll need to ship your car around an area called the Darien Gap.
The cost for shipping a car around the Gap is at least $1,000.00 dollars.
It could go up to as much as $1,800 depending upon weight and current fuel cost.
There will also be some customs fees on Columbia, however they are not extensive.
It is possible that when you reach Panama City, you may do foot work to find a ship that will be leaving soon and has space to fill thus lowering the price somewhat.
So, depending on your plans, either book early or book last second with the chance that you may have to wait a few days to get a ship.
These ships do not carry passengers, therefore you will be forced to fly to Columbia from Panama at a cost of around $168 dollars per person.
The flight is only about an hour long.
The car shipping will take approximately 2 to 5 days depending upon traffic at the Panama Canal.
For detailed account of the procedures click here.