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The following information links will help our US and Costa Rican(Tico) customers residing or visiting Costa Rica.
EFFECTIVE March 20th 2008 The Costa Rican Phone System will be an 8 Digit Number.
Land Line Phones will have a 2 added to the front of the current number, and Cell Phone (Numbers starting with 3, 8 or 9) will have an 8 added to the front. We have attempted to corrected the number change in all listings in this site.
Costa Rica Moves To An Eight Digit Telephone Number
The Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) will begin at 12:01am March 20 use an eight digit telephone number system, both for fixed line and cellular telephones.
Beginning on March all fixed lines phones - residential and commercial - will begin with a "2" and all cellular telephones will begin with an "8".
The new numbering system will allow the state institution to expand the current and the future system being called Sistema Nacional de Telecomunicaciones (SNT).
On March 20, All fixed line numbers beginning with "2", "4", "5", "6" and "7" will all begin with "2". For example, the telephone number "231 3205" becomes "2231 3205".
All cellular numbers beginning with "3" or "8" will all begin with "8". For example, the telephone number "399 9642" becomes "8399 9642".
The 900 number system like 911 will not be changed.
AmericasLink Directory Contracts
EMERGENCY - 911
FIRE/BOMBEROS - 118
POLICE/POLICIA - 117
TIME/HORA - 112
INFO - 113
Tourist Info - 192
International Operator - 124
Emergencias - 911
Servicias Medico 24 - 2380-4125
Policia - 117
Policia de Transito - 2643-1654
Guardia Rural - 2643-3011 or 127
Cruz Roja - 2643-3090 or 128
Farmacia De Jaco - 2643-3205
Clinica de Jaco - 2643-3667
Labratorio Clinico Jaco - 2643-2118
Abuse & Corruption Reports - 800-258-7474
Cable Tica - (+506) 2643-2351
CCSS - (+506) 2643-3552
Correo - (+506) 2643-2175
Poison Center -
Transit Accidents - 800-872-6748
INS - 800-800-8000
Fiscalia de Jaco - (+506) 2643-3686
Fuerza Publica - (+506) 2643-1631
ICE - (+506) 2643-3166
Municipalidad - (+506) 2643-3038
Oficina de la Mujer - (+506) 2643-3500
OIJ - (+506) 2643-1731
PANI - (+506) 2523-0800
Immigration - (+506) 2220-0355
ICT - (+506) 2299-5800
Take note of the phone numbers in Costa Rica of the major credit card companies, which may come in handy in case you lose your credit card:
AMEX 001 800 5282121
Diner’s Club 2257-2351 (Mon.-Fri.) or 2257-7878 (weekend)
Take note of the Tourist Institutes emergency phone number: 800 0123456 for assistance 24 hours a day.
Sprint - 0800-013-0123
Visa International 0800-011-0030
American Express 0800-011-0184
Juan Santamaria - (+506) 2443-2622
Tobias Bolanos Airport - (+506) 2232-2820
Daniel Oduber International - (+506) 2668-1010
Puntarenas - Naranjo - (+506) 2661-1069
Puntarenas - Paquera - (+506) 2641-0515
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New Year's Day Jan 1
Feast of Saint Joseph (San Jose's patron saint) Mar 19
Anniversary of the Battle of Rivas Apr 11
Easter (Maundy Thursday to Easter Sunday)*
Labor Day May 1
Corpus Christi* Jun 10
Saint Peter and Saint Paul Jun 29
Anniversary of the Annexation of Guanacaste Province Jul 25
Our Lady of the Angels Aug 2
Assumption/Mother's Day Aug 15
Independence Day Sep 15
Columbus Day/Dia de las Culturas Oct 12
Immaculate Conception Dec 8
Christmas Eve Dec 24
Christmas Day Dec 25
Christmas Holiday Dec 28-31
* Variable dates. Some offices close for the entire Easter week.
At just seven meters above sea level, the city of Jacó has a large beach for enjoying sea and sun. Its proximity to San José makes it one of the most visited beaches in the country by both Costa Ricans and foreigners. Jacó offers one of the most extensive selections of tourist services in Costa Rica.
Shaped in a pleasant curve, its four-kilometer-long beach is bordered by hills at either end. Swimming with caution, due to strong currents, and surfing are the favorite activities here. Visitors can walk or ride horses along the beach, rent mountain bikes or scooters, or take a turn around a go-cart track. Boat travel is possible from Jacó to Playa Escondida, a well-known beach among surfers.