If you would like to use the supplied phone for unlimited personal calls, take advantage of our unlimited local minute plan for an additional $5.00 per day or $25 per week (see below).
As a reminder, please dial the following for outbound calls: 24409882#9 + country code + phone number
This plan includes:
- Unlimited outbound calls throughout Costa Rica (make hotel reservations, change airline tickets, stay in touch with relatives, etc)
- Unlimited inbound international and domestic calls. This is your own phone number in Costa Rica; provide this phone number to anyone in the world to contact you. We can issue your cell phone number before the start of your rental, so that you can advise your friends and relatives of your number while traveling in Costa Rica. Telephone numbers can be issued within 72 hrs of scheduled arrival.
- To call international, you can purchase pre-paid phone cards at most convenience stores. These phone cards can be used in conjunction with the supplied cell phone, allowing you to better control your international phone call costs.
Optional 800 number
We can even provide you with your own toll free number that will allow anyone in the US and Canada to contact you at no expense to the person calling you. This service is offered at an additional 20 cents per minute. The charges will be billed to you at the end of the rental. Please contact us at least 72 hrs before your scheduled arrival to have us issue your personal Toll Free number.
You are responsible for the supplied cell phone. If you do not return the phone at the end of the rental, you will be billed for replacement of the phone as indicated on the rental agreement.
Cell Phone Coverage
Cell phone service in Costa Rica is supplied by the government owned and controlled monopoly, the Costa Rica Electric and Telecommunications company (ICE). Most of Costa Ricas main population centers has cell service. However, out-of-the-way, mountainous, rainforest, and distant areas may not have service. Below is a list (in alphabetical order) of locations with cell phone service. ICE is continuous adding new areas. This list is a guideline only.
Arenal Volcano (La Fortuna)
Mal Pais, Guanacaste
Playas del Coco
For more details on cell phone coverage areas visit www.grupoice.com. This is the official website of the telecommunications company ICE.