Telephone and cell phone in Costa Rica:
Phone calls in Costa Rica are quite cheap. This is one of the reasons why we allow national calls to cell or home telephones for free. Just take the phone in your room, dial a 9 followed by the number of the person you would like to call.
If you want to call to US or Canada, you can do this for free from the Lobby- Computer. International calls to the rest of the world are really cheap from the Reception desk. please ask.
Each phone- number in Costa Rica consists of 8 digits. The ones that begin with a 2 or 3 are landlines, numbers that begin with an 8 are characteristic for cell phone nets of ICE, the phone company of the state. Apart from 01/2012, numbers beginning with different digits will be allocated by the competition that came up with the free trade agreement TLC. Numbers beginning with a 6 is Movistar, with 7 is Claro.
For the travelers who want to take their European cell phone to Costa Rica, it is important to know that the SIM card will work but they will immediately work in roaming mode which might cause high costs. A cheaper solution would be to purchase a Costa Rican SIM card. At the airport there is an Ice- Kölbi booth or already having entered the country just look for one of the branches of ICE.
Important (telephone-) numbers in Costa Rica (00506):
American Airlines: 24428800
Delta Airlines: 24404805
Nature Air: 22203054 (domestic flights)
Telephone numbers of embassies and diplomatic missions:
Dominican Republic: 22804968
Codes of foreign countries: 00
United Kingdom 44
South Africa 27
USA (EEUU) 1
Hong Kong 852