Follow the dialing format while calling Costa Rica from the United States
Below is the dialing procedure to call Costa Rica from the United States. You will find information on how to make an international call from the U.S. to a Costa Rica landline number or mobile number.
To call Costa Rica from the United States
Land Phone Number Dial: 011 - 506 - 8-Digit Local #
Mobile Number Dial: 011 -506 - 8-Digit Mobile #
Local time comparison
(Costa Rica - San Jose)
Monday at 11:00:00 am
(USA - New York)
Monday at 12:00:00 pm
Costa Rica is 1 hour behind the US East Coast.
Exit Code - This is the code you need to dial OUT from a country. Also known as IDD (International Direct Dialing) code or ISD (International Subscriber Dialing) code.
Country Code - Each country or region is assigned thier individual country code. You will need this code to dial IN to a country. There is a total of 249 codes worldwide. View all Country Codes
Area Codes - Area codes define a specific part of a country. This can be a whole city or a general region. Some countries are not big enough to have multiple area codes, so you would simply dial the country code and the direct dial number.
Local Number - This number is the local direct line to a home, business or cellphone.
How To Dial a Costa Rica Local Number from the United States
Dial 011 - 506 - xxxx-xxxx
Example #: Dial 011-506-2555-5555
How To Dial a Costa Rica Toll Free Number from United States
Dial 011 - 506 - Area Code - xxx-xxxx
Example #: Dial 011-506-800-555-5555
How To Dial a Costa Rica Mobile Number from United States
Up to 1994 all phone numbers in Costa Rica were six digits long. The telecommunications provider at the time, Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad, introduced a system in which the telephone numbers in every province were assigned a prefix to make them 7-digits long. This numbering system was effective until 2000 and the expansion of metropolitan areas caused a serious shortage of available numbers.
Since March 20, 2008, a renewed numbering system added the prefix 2 or 4 for all landlines and 5, 6, 7, & 8 for all mobile phone numbers, creating an 8-digit number system which is commonly written as xxxx-xxxx.
ISD Code or Country Code for Costa Rica is 506
Area codes – Landline telephone numbers in Costa Rica are a fixed length of 8-digits with the first number denoting its region of the country.
Costa Rica Emergency Numbers
911 – Emergency
128 – Ambulance
118 – Fire
How To Call Costa Rica From The United States
How to Get a Costa Rica Phone Number
Time: Takes About 1 minutes
Description: Here are the steps to getting a Costa Rica Phone Number