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Do I need a travel adapter for a trip to Costa Rica?

No, you do not need a travel adapter (plug adapter) for a trip from the United States to Costa Rica. In Costa Rica, people are using the same plugs and electrical outlets as in the United States.

Costa Rica und United States compared
Flag: United States
United States
AOutlets of type ABOutlets of type BOutlets
120 VoltVoltage
60 HertzFrequency
Flag: Costa Rica
Costa Rica
AOutlets of type ABOutlets of type BOutlets
120 VoltVoltage
60 HertzFrequency
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Country information

About Costa Rica

Flag: About Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a country in America (Central America) with about 4.8 Millionen inhabitants on an area of almost 51 000 km². The capital of Costa Rica is San José (335 000 inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking Spanish and English.

The neighbors of Costa Rica are Nicaragua and Panama.

TLD: .crCurrency: CRCCountry calling code: +506Country Code : CR
Power sockets

Which types of electrical outlets are used in Costa Rica?

Costa Rica uses electrical outlets of type A and B. As these are the same types of plugs used in the United States, you do not need a travel adapter in Costa Rica.

Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in Costa Rica?

The voltage in Costa Rica is 120 volts.

The voltage, therefore, is equal to the 120 volts in the United States. This means that you can use all your electrical appliances without any problems.

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in Costa Rica?

The utility frequency in Costa Rica is 60 Hertz.

The frequency, therefore, is the same as in the United States. That's why it is safe to use all your electric appliances in Costa Rica.

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