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Costa Rica Costa Rica power plug : do I need a travel adapter?

You're going to travel to Costa Rica and you don't know if your electric devices (your computer, mobile phone, battery charger...) will be able to work there?

To know if you need a travel plug adapter to go to Costa Rica, you have to consider 3 things : the shape of the plugs, the voltage and the frequency of the current delivered by electrical outlets in Costa Rica.

Electrical outlets (sockets) and plugs used in Costa Rica

Here are the shape of the sockets in Costa Rica, and the the types of plugs used in Costa Rica :

electrical socket type A in Costa Rica
type A
electrical socket type B in Costa Rica
type B

plug type a  plug type b  

If none of your usual plug is compatible, you should buy a universal travel adapter to be able to plug your electric devices (please visit our selection on Amazon for details).

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Voltage and frequency in Costa Rica

Voltage : 120 V
Frequency : 60 Hz