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Birdwatcher's Paradise Lodge1km sw of the cemetery Santa ElenaApartment-
Cabinas El PuebloSanta Elena Monteverde PuntarenasHostel88
Cabinas Vista Al Golfo300 meters southeast of the supermercado la esperaHotel86
Camino Verde Bed & BreakfastSanta Elena MonteverdeGuesthouse94
El Viandante250 mt antes de la Escuela RecreativaHotel-
Hotel el Establomonteverde costa ricaHotel-
Hotel Los Jardines de MonteverdeMonteverdeHotel-
Manakin LodgePuntarenasHotel87
Montelena HostelSanta Elena, Monteverdehostel-
Monteverde BackpackersCostarica Monteverde Santaelena next to the supermarketHostel88
Monteverde Rustic LodgeSanta Elenahotel-
Sleepers Sleep Cheaper Hostel200 mts south of Bus Stop In front of World of InsectsHostel86
Tina's Casitas300m Sw of the Supermarket Santa ElenaGuesthouse-
Vista Verde ResortMonteverde Dela reserva sta elena 2.5kms norteHotel86
Mar Inn Bed & Breakfast MonteverdeSanta Elena MonteverdeHostel-
Monteverde Hostel El TucanSanta Elena, MonteverdeGUESTHOUSE-
Hotel OasisMonteverdeHostel-
Hotel El SueñoSanta Elena, 25 Meters East from Vitosi Drug storeHotel-
Sloth Backpackers200 metres north east from the bus stationHostel-
Historias Lodge MonteverdeCerro PlanoGuesthouse-
Hotel Cala LodgeMonteverde Puntarenas Principal CentroHOTEL87
Monteverde Inn700 meters northwest of the Cerro Plano School aftHOTEL-
Cabinas Monteverde Paraiso400 meters south east of Santa ElenaHOSTEL-
Cabinas Eddy150 meters south west from downtown Santa ElenaHOTEL-
Casa Tranquilo Hostal100 mts downhill from the Supermarket, Santa ElenaHOSTEL-
Camino Verde HostelAcross from the Bus Ticket Office Santa Elena Main StreetHostel-
Monteverde Sloth BackpackersWe are located after or down the supermarket,(Supercompro) 100 mtrs Church Street directGuesthouse-
Mariposa Bed and Breakfast1 kilometro al sur este de la Fabrica de Quesos,GUESTHOUSE-
Hostel Oasis Monte VerdeSanta ElenaHOSTEL-
Pension Sinai75 meters north from the bus stationGUESTHOUSE-
Cabinas CapulinMain Road North East Santa Elena TownHOTEL-
Mar Inn Bed and Breakfast200 Mts ICEGUESTHOUSE-
Mar Inn Bed & Breakfast MonteverdeCordillera de TilaranHostel-
Forest Dreams Hotel11-5655 Manakin LodgeGUESTHOUSE-
Monteverde Hostel Lodge250 mts Norteast from Monteverde Bus Station 75 Mts east from Banco Popular in MonteverdeHOSTEL-
Hotel Villa VerdePuntarenasHOTEL86
La Casona MonteverdeMonteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve Monteverde PuntarenasGUESTHOUSE-
Hotel Roca Verde ResortLos Llanos de Santa ElenaHOTEL-



Keep Connected


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.


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.


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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