Costa Rica uses similar GSM mobile networks (GSM 850 and GSM 1800) as Spain so you should be able to normally use your mobile phone.
If you don't want to buy SIM card in Costa Rica upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.
To call Costa Rica from Spain, dial + or 00 (exit code for Spain), then 506 (the country code for Costa Rica), then the area code and the local number.
For local calls within Costa Rica, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 2 .
The following vaccinations listed for this country are recommended for your protection and to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.
These apply only to select travelers or persons on work assignments.
In Costa Rica you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).
Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 40 km/h (24 mph) in all built-up areas, 40-60 km/h (24-37 mph) on undivided highways, 80-100 km/h (49-62 mph) on motorways and 80-100 km/h (49-62 mph) on expressways.
An International Driving Permit (IDP) is required alongside your original license. IDP can be issued by your local automobile association before you leave home.