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Travel Adapter for Costa Rica

You're in luck! Costa Rica uses the same type A/B receptacles as found in the US so you shouldn't need any adapters as long as your appliances have standard US 2 or 3 pin plugs.

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Please be aware that whilst a travel adapter will allow you to physically fit a US plug into a different receptacle it will not change the voltage or frequency of the supply.

Voltage - The mains voltage in Costa Rica is 120 V which is compatible with all US appliances (US voltage is currently specified as 120 V + /- 5%).

Frequency - The frequency is 60 Hz which is the same as the US.

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Plug / Outlet Types in use in
Costa Rica

Voltage: 120 V
Frequency: 60 Hz

Type A Outlet used in Costa Rica
Type A Outlet

Type A Plug used in Costa Rica
Type A Plug

Type B Outlet used in Costa Rica
Type B Outlet

Type B Plug used in Costa Rica
Type B Plug

At a Glance

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San José
(2011 census)
51,100 km2
(19,730 sq mi)
99.3 %
0.7 %
Time Zone:
UTC -6
Dialling Code:
Costa Rica Colon (CRC)
Country Code:
(ISO 3166-1 alpha-2)
Country Code:
(ISO 3166-1 alpha-3)
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