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Communications and Transportation

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Costa Rica has an overall good communication system.

  • Telephones - main lines in use: 1.437 million (2007)
  • Telephones - mobile  cellular:1.503 million (2007)
  • Internet country code: .cr

    You can also make long-distance calls and send or receive faxes at Radiográfica Costarricense or use one of many new internet cafes.


  • Internet hosts: 16,440 (2008)
  • Internet users:  1.5 million (2007)




There are many modes of Transportation in Costa Rica

Cars are used in Costa Rica  Car. Rental is popular because a car can get you places you can’t get to by public transportation. It also gives you the freedom to travel when you want and to stop wherever you like.    

They have taxis that look  like buses and they are cheaper.

These are the modes of Transportation:


Railways: total: 278 km narrow gauge: 278 km 1.067-m gauge (2004)

Highways: total: 35,303 km paved: 4,236 km unpaved: 31,067 km (2002)

Waterways: 730 km (seasonally navigable by small craft) (2004)

Pipelines: refined products 242 km (2004)

Ports and harbors: Caldera, Puerto Limon

Merchant marine: total: 2 ships (1,000 GRT or over) 1,716 GRT/ DWT by type: passenger/cargo 2 (2005)

Airports: 149 (2004 est.)

Airports - with paved runways: total: 30 2,438 to 3,047 m: 2 1,524 to 2,437 m: 2 914 to 1,523 m: 18 under 914 m: 8 (2004 est.)

Airports - with unpaved runways: total: 119 914 to 1,523 m: 24 under 914 m: 95 (2004 est.)

Nature Air Plane



Costa Rica Bus Company - Coach



Central Intelligence Agency's Office of Public Affairs. CIA World Factbook -  https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/cs.html. March 5, 2009


Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. The free encyclopedia that anyone can edit. Costa Rica Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Costa_Rica. March 2009


Comments (3)

smacnicoll@... said

at 5:14 am on Mar 16, 2009

Read this page and post some info about getting around in Costa Rica. http://www.govisitcostarica.com/category/transportation/transportation.asp

smacnicoll@... said

at 5:31 am on Mar 13, 2009

This site has information on both Transportation and Comunication. Check it out! Copy and paste the url into your browser address box. http://www.costaricabureau.com/costaricainfo/costarica.htm

smacnicoll@... said

at 5:18 am on Mar 12, 2009

How do people get around in Costa Rica? Do they use cars, trains, or buses? Is there an airport? Do they walk a lot to get to work, leisure, etc.?

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