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.
In Costa Rica, landline telephone numbers are eight digits long and begin with 2.
To call a landline number in Costa Rica from abroad, dial the international call prefix (00/+), followed by the country code for Costa Rica (506), and finally the user number, e.g., 00-506-2XXXXXXX or +506-2XXXXXXX.
Mobile Phone Numbers
Costa Rican mobile phone numbers are eight digits long and begin with 5,6, 7 or 8, e.g., 7XXXXXXX.
To make an international call to a mobile phone number in Costa Rica, dial the international exit call prefix (00/+), the Costa Rica country code (506), and then the user’s telephone number, e.g., 00-506-7XXXXXXX or +506-7XXXXXXX.
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) = 0.001484 GBP
- 1 British pound (GBP) = 673.632 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
Map of Costa Rica
The map below shows the location of Costa Rica.