Costa Rica international travel guide

Landscape view of Costa Rica

Costa Rica 🇨🇷

Costa Rica is part of North America with main city at San Jose. It's usually 🌤️ 24.02 °C in Costa Rica with a rainfall of 🌧 286.45 mm. Tipping is quite common in Costa Rica and it's good etiquette to leave one. Internet speed in Costa Rica is on average 3.4 Mbps. In Costa Rica you drive on the right side. Its Developing country with a population of 5M people. The main currency is Costa Rican Colon. The languages spoken are Spanish. Automatic teller machines are very common in Costa Rica. Current travel safety advice is Do not travel. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
👍 Developing   🌤️ ~24.02 °C   🌧 ~286.45 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 5M people

Advice

🛡️ Travel safety

Do not travel

Only Costa Rican citizens and legal residents are allowed to enter. If you travel to Costa Rica, you'll need to go into self-isolation. Movement restrictions are still in place. Certain businesses have reopened on limited schedules. Opening times vary in different parts of Costa Rica and on different days. Face masks are mandatory in public places and on public transport. If you wish to leave, do so as soon as possible by commercial means. Consult the San Jose International Airport website for further details. We advise: Do not travel to Costa Rica.

issued date: July 10, 2020

Weather

🌤️ Temperature

🌧 Rainfall

General

🔌 Sockets

Costa Rica uses 120V, 60Hz with sockets and plugs Type A and Type B.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Spanish

Money

💱 Currencies Used

Costa Rica uses the Costa Rican colón (symbol: ?), code CRC.Banknotes come in denominations of 50000, 20000, 10000, 5000, 2000 and 1000 colóns. Colón is subdivided into 100 céntimos. Coins come in denominations of 500, 100, 50, 25, 10 and 5 colóns.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are very common in Costa Rica. You can find them in both large & small cities, tourist areas etc.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

💁‍♂️ Tipping

Expected to tip Tipping is quite common in Costa Rica and it's good etiquette to leave one. How much money you leave depends on the service and how happy you were with it. Receipts might sometimes include a service charge.

Calling

📡 Internet

Internet speed in Costa Rica is on average 3.4 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Costa Rica is moderate. It's relatively easy to find one when needed.

📱 Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 7,271.43 CRC, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: Claro, Kölbi or Movistar. Costa Rica uses GSM mobile networks GSM 850 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Costa Rica upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

📞 Calling

To call Costa Rica, dial +, then 506 (the country code for Costa Rica), then the area code and the local number. For local calls within Costa Rica, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 2 .

Driving

🛣️ Road rules

In Costa Rica you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 40 km/h (24 mph) in all built-up areas, 40-60 km/h (24-37 mph) on undivided highways, 80-100 km/h (49-62 mph) on motorways and 80-100 km/h (49-62 mph) on expressways.

🆘 Emergency

Universal

112

Police

112

Ambulance

112

Fire department

112

Useful Information
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Last updated: November 9, 2020

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