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|Budget Hotel Playa Carmen||Mal Pais Cross||hotel||-|
|Casa del Mar Hostel||Santa Teresa Cobano||Hostel||-|
|Cuesta Arriba Hostel||150 meters North From La Lora Amarilla||Hostel||-|
|Funky Monkey Lodge||150m East from the surf shop Mal Pais||Hostel||83|
|Mini Hostel Santa Teresa||Mal Pais Santa Teresa||hostel||-|
|Rio Carmen||125 m from the beach Cobano||HOSTEL||-|
|Wave Trotter||Santa Tersa-Puntarenas 200 m Sur de la Plaza||HOSTEL||-|
|Red Frog Villas||Santa Teresa Mal Pais||APARTMENT||-|
|Las Casas Blancas||100m off the main road Near Super Ronny #2 (supermarket)||HOSTEL||87|
|Hotel Altamar||Santa Teresa ave1 frente a la playa||HOTEL||-|
|Hostel Seven 7 Casa Del Gingi||Santa Teresa St 100 m from Zula restaurant||HOSTEL||86|
|Rio Carmen Hostel y Camping||400 mtrs north from road from Santa Teresa||HOSTEL||78|
|Don Jon*s Lodge and Restaurant||150 meters north from soccer plaza||HOSTEL||-|
See also: International Telephone Calls
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. Those travelling with a mobile phone and willing to pay the roaming costs should ensure it supports 1800 MHz GSM network. You cannot get a prepaid SIM card for Costa Rica.
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, DHL or TNT.
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