Emergencies: call 911
Costa Rican Red Cross
National Emergency Commission (Comisión Nacional de Emergencias)
National Poison Center (Centro Nacional de Intoxicaciones)
OIJ Organismo de Investigación Judicial
Drug Control Police
Country Code (506)
Commercial Information 1155
Collect call 1110
Request the exact time 1112
International calls through an operator 1116
Assistance for international services inquiries MIDA 1124
Instituto Nacional de Seguros (INS)800 800 8000(Car Accident Insurance)
MIDA (International Direct Call)
00 + Country Code + City Code + Phone Number
(Through an international operator)
09 + Country Code + City Code + Phone Number
2299 58 11
ICT Instituto Costarricense de Turismo
Costa Rican Tourism Institute
2299 58 00
To ensure your safety during your stay, it is important to take precautions and be aware of your surroundings.
Don't leave your belongings unattended in public places, buses or taxis, as theft can occur.
Keep your valuables secure in your hotel safe, and exercise caution before accepting help from strangers.
If you encounter any issues with your vehicle, contact the police or your Rent-a-Car for assistance.
Remember, taking these simple steps can help prevent any unnecessary problems and ensure a more enjoyable trip.
Can you enter the country with a one-way air ticket?
It is necessary to have a round-trip air ticket to enter the country.
Is it necessary to have a passport to enter Costa Rica?
A valid passport is needed with at least three months of validity.
Do I need an international driver's license?
You can drive with the license of your home country for a period of three months.
Can you drink tap water?
Water is drinkable in most places, but we suggest you ask beforehand. We also recommend buying bottled water.
Is any vaccine required to enter the country?
What is the currency of Costa Rica?
The official currency is the Colón. US dollars and debit or credit cards are also accepted.
What is the cost of the departure tax?
It is $29 dollars. You can pay in colones, dollars or credit/debit card.