Costa Rica

The idyllic nation of Costa Rica is considered one of the jewels of Central America and for good reason. Boasting spectacular beaches, sensuous rain forest and a variety of vibrant wildlife found only in Costa Rica, this is a perfect holiday destination. Renowned for its quality of life it was named the happiest nation in the world in 2009 and 2012, providing a haven for those who adore nature to those enthralled by extreme sports.

What plug sockets are used in Costa Rica?

In Costa Rica the plug sockets used are type A / B, the following pictures show the outlets and plugs needed. When traveling from the UK you will need an adapter for types A / B.

If you’re after an adapter we would suggest looking into this multi-purpose adapter. Please do double check that it meets your needs.

What voltage & frequency is used in Costa Rica?

In Costa Rica, the standard voltage is 120 V and the frequency is 60 Hz. As Costa Rica Uses a different voltage to the UK and the rest of Europe you will need to be careful using your appliances. On the back of your device or appliance, it will show what voltage can be used, in most cases, this will be 100-240 v at 50/60Hz meaning it will automatically adjust and work fine. However, some devices such as hairdryers, kettles, etc may not work in the same way due to high power usage. Lower power items such as USB & laptop chargers in most cases will automatically adapt. Make sure you read the information on the back of your item as you may need a step-up voltage converter that will allow you to make use of UK devices, but please always check the information on your item.


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