How to call Costa Rica from the USA & Canada:

011 - 506 - phone number

*Use also to TEXT Costa Rican numbers. **011506 and +506 often work interchangeably from cell phones.

Calling from another country?

The current time in Costa Rica is 10:40:13am

Traveling to Costa Rica?

Calling Costa Rica explained:

  • 011 - international access code; dial first when calling abroad from the US or Canada
  • 506 - Country Code for Costa Rica
  • Phone Number - 8 digits, fixed/VoIP lines start with either digit 2 or 4
  • example call from the United States or from Canada to Costa Rica: 011 506 ???? ????

Cell phone numbers:

  • geographic area codes not needed to reach Costa Rican cell phones
  • dialing format valid for calls and text messages: 011 506 X??? ????
  • X can be 5, 6, 7 or 8

Phone books:

  • Kolbi 1155 - business and people search, in Spanish