Costa Rica: Travel

This guide offers resources in English and Spanish useful for general, historical, scientific, environmental or travel research about Costa Rica.

Guides to Costa Rica

Money exchange rate

CIA World Factbook

CIA World Factbook – eResources for Allegheny County Public Libraries


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Telephone calls and Costa Rica

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If you are dialing Costa Rica from the U.S., dial 011, then 506 (the country code), then the number.  Within Costa Rica, you just need to dial the Costa Rican phone number.

Important Phone Numbers

Country Code         506

Ambulance/Red Cross/Police in San José        911

U.S. Embassy in San José        2519-2188

U.S. Embassy in San José website

Bureau of Consular Affairs, Office of Public Affairs        1-888-407-4747

- number to call while outside U.S.        (202) 501-4444

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Costa Rica


Mango -- Online Language Study

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Resources for the Study of Latin American Languages

LANIC - Latin American Network Information Center

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LANIC's  site provides research and academic resources, as well as being a source for news, art, music and recipes from Latin America.  Information can be found in English, Spanish and Portuguese.  (Description taken from Wikipedia)