Power plugs and outlets used in Costa Rica


Are you visiting Costa Rica and you need to know if you need any adapter or converter for the power plugs and power outlets used in Costa Rica? Please select from which country you are to see if you need any adapters and/or converters in Costa Rica.



Electricity in Costa Rica

In Costa Rica they use the following plug and outlet types:

  • Type A
  • Type B
The voltage is 120V and the standard frequency is 60Hz.


Power plugs and outlets Costa Rica

The outlets and plugs used in Costa Rica are A, B.. You can take a look at the pictures below to see how each plug and socket type looks.

Costa Rica power plug outlet type A Costa Rica power plug outlet type B

Are the power plugs and sockets different from your home country? Click on the link below for a universal power plug adapter for Costa Rica.

Click for Costa Rica power plug adapter

Voltage and frequency used in Costa Rica

All sockets in Costa Rica provide a standard voltage of 120V with a frequency of 60Hz.

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The standard frequency in Costa Rica is 60Hz. If this frequency is different than the frequency in your home country we do not recommend to use your electronic equipment in Costa Rica. But if the voltage is the same (120V) it is possible to use your equipment for a short time (AT YOUR OWN RISK). This especially applies to any moving, rotating or time related appliances.

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