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PropertyAddressTypePopularity
Backpackers Manuel AntonioAcross the Soccer field in Manuel AntonioHostel82
Hostel Vista SerenaPuntarenasHostel85
Hotel CaliforniaManuel Antonio National Parkhotel-
Hotel Flor BlancaQueposHotel73
Hotel La ColinaManuel AntonioHotel78
Hotel Le Priss InnFrom the Catholic Church 100 meters NorthHotel-
Hotel Villa TecaManuel Antonio National Park 3klm from Quepos Villagehotel-
Hotel Villas LirioManuel Antonio QueposHotel-
Natural Pacific Suites400 meters east 70 metes south from hotel Villas Liriohotel82
Pura Vida Hostel Manuel AntonioNext to Tango la Guacha in Manuel AntonioHostel-
Sol y Mar Backpackers HostelQuepos 50m west from the soccer field main Sq. 618 next to Restaurante D'AngelGuesthouse73
Backpacker Hostel Flor TicaMain road to Manuel Antonio. QueposGUESTHOUSE-
El Baile de La IguanaManuel Antonio - QueposHotel71
National Park BackpackersCarretera hacia el ParqueHOSTEL77
La Palapa Ecolodge ResortQuepos, PortalonHOTEL-
Ylang Ylang50 mts South of tulemar Condom in front of the Promerica BankHostel-
FlorticaHostelmanuel antonioHostel-
Hotel MandarinaManuel Antonio Main road kilometer 4 left side of the roadHOTEL-
Hostel PlinioMain Road 50 Meters Before Restaurant Bamboo JamHOSTEL-

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Internet

It's easy to find internet access, and although you can still can find a lot of internet cafes, wifi is growing fast in the country. The further away you get from San Jose, the slower and more expensive it becomes when you are using an internet cafe. Wifi is generally free of charge at most places though and apart from off the beaten track parks, jungles and mountains, the connection generally is ok. Some internet cafés also offer international calls via either phone or IP using services like Skype.

Phone

See also: International Telephone Calls

  • The country calling code to Costa Rica is 506.
  • To make an international call from Costa Rica, the code is 00.

There are plenty of phone booths around and you will get the best rate using a pre-paid international card (can often be purchased in internet cafés and other small stores). There is usually a connection fee making short calls extra expensive. International calls are fairly expensive. The cheapest way to make them is over the internet using a service such as Skype at an Internet café. But making short calls using the domestic calling cards (you can make international calls using these but the denominations of the calling cards are quite small so your call will be short!) or the international calling cards available within Costa Rica (all from the government phone monopoly ICE) is the next best deal.

Those travelling with a mobile phone and willing to pay the roaming costs should ensure it supports 1,800 MHz GSM network. Note that the GSM phone systems in the United States and Canada use different frequencies and that travelers from there will need a "world" handset, such as a tri-band or quad-band phone, if you want to use your existing cell phone. If you want to use a local Costa Rica number, you can rent cell phone service, and of course anyone can buy a cell phone. If you have an unlocked cell phone (either one from home or bought in Costa Rica - all cell phones sold in Costa Rica must be unlocked), prepaid (prepago) SIM cards can provide a local number and service can be purchased throughout the country by anyone with a passport from any country. Try using companies like Grupo ICE under the Kölbi brand, TuYo Movil, Movistar and Claro.

Post

Correos de Costa Rica (website in Spanish only) is the national postal services of Costa Rica. You can find post offices (correos) in almost any city and town and they are generally open from 7:30am to 5:30pm or 6:00pm Monday to Friday and 7:30am to noon on Saturdays. There are not that many mailboxes, so it's best to ask your hotel or go directly to the post offices. Services tend to be slow but generally reliable and on the whole cheap regarding letters and postcards. It costs about US$0.20 to the USA and Canada (taking about 1 week to 10 days), US$0.25 to Europe (about 2 weeks) and US$0.30 to Asia and Australia (3 weeks or even more). All in all, if you can try and arrange your mail from the capital San José as it's generally quicker from there. Small packages are also no problem, though take them to the post offices unpacked for inspection first! Otherwise, arrange things through private international courier services like UPS, FedEx, DHL or TNT.

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Manuel Antonio Travel Helpers

  • centroamericatv

    The first time I came to Manuel Antonio was in the 1980'ies. While filming all of Costa Rica, Manuel Antonio was the spot which captured our admiration and imagination.
    Since then, I travelled many parts of Central America, but specially Manuel Antonio and the Caribbean are favorites in Costa Rica.

    Ask centroamericatv a question about Manuel Antonio

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