506 is the country calling code for Costa Rica.
Costa Rica is a country on the continent of North America. The capital city of Costa Rica is San José.
How to Call Costa Rica from the UK
To call a telephone number in Costa Rica from the UK:
- Dial the international call prefix. For calls from the UK this is 00 (or '+' from mobile phones).
- Dial the country code for Costa Rica - 506.
- Dial the number of the person/business, omitting the first zero if there is one.
When making a telephone call to Costa Rica from the UK, please note there is a time difference between Costa Rica and the UK.
The time now in Costa Rica is . The date is .
The time now in the UK is . The date is .
The time difference between Costa Rica and UK (United Kingdom) is 7 hours.
The Costa Rican colon (CRC) is the currency used in Costa Rica.
The current exchange rates between the Costa Rican colon and the British pound (CRC to GBP, GBP to CRC) are:
- 1 Costa Rican colon (CRC) = 0.001299 GBP
- 1 British pound (GBP) = 769.666 CRC
Exchange rates on this page were last updated on .
Costa Rica – Facts and Figures
According to data from the World Bank, the population of Costa Rica in recent years is:
- 2018 - 4,999,441
- 2017 - 4,949,954
- 2016 - 4,899,345
- 2015 - 4,847,804
- 2014 - 4,795,396
- 2013 - 4,742,107
Useful information about Costa Rica
- Two-letter Country Code (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): CR
- Three-letter Country Code (ISO 3166-1 alpha-3): CRI
- Region: Americas
- Capital: San José
- Area: 51,100 square km
- Language(s): Spanish
- Borders: Nicaragua, Panama
Map of Costa Rica
The map below shows the location of Costa Rica.