Hi Bill, I am currently reading "Sou'west in Wanderer IV" (Eric Hiscock) and though it dates back to 73, I found his description of their trip through the canal
, Costa Rica
and on up to the Sea of Cortez
very interesting and informative. It might be worth reading if you have time and can get a copy. He discusses prevailing winds, currents, anchorages
and some of the local history
and culture. I will be in Costa Rica
in late January but I will probably miss you as I expect you will be through there before then. You may be in our neck of the woods if you pass through Golfito.