International Phone Calls
Call Costa Rica from Abroad:
Dial 011 followed by the Costa Rican number beginning with area code 506
Call the United States/Canada from Costa Rica:
Dial 001 followed by the area code and number
International Operator in Costa Rica:
If you need to call internationally from Costa Rica, find an Internet cafe that offers VOIP calling. This option, which takes advantage of voice-over-internet calling services like Skype, charges low rates for your calls. If you have your own computer and headset, find a WiFi hotspot and make your own calls. If an emergency requires that you have to dial internationally from a public or private phone, dial 00 + country code + phone number.
To call the U.S. or Canada from a Costa Rican cell phone or land line costs 27 cents per minute, regardless of the time of day. There are no reduced rates for after business hours calls. Visitors can call collect from any telephone in Costa Rica. ICE offers Munditel prepaid phone cards for international calls. Munditel card services are available 24 hours per day, and customers may make calls from any private, public or hotel phone.