Make your own free website on Tripod.com
San Jose
Vistacr@Yahoo.com
 

 

TO FIND A BETTER MAP OF SAN JOSE CLICK HERE

 
TOURS - By Travel Agencies or Your Hotel: Rapids/White-Water Rafting, Bungee jumping, Orosi, Tapanti Parque Nacional, V. Irazu, V. Poas, Sarchi, Island Cruise, Canopy Forest, V. Arenal, Bird Watching, Playa Jaco.

TELEFONES: ICE (Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad) avda 2 & calle central. Public phones use 199 card, "chip" card for national and international calls - available in stores around the country. There are also coin pay phones (silver coins only) for local calls.

DIAL DIRECT INTERNATIONAL:You may call from any public phone without using coins or cards.

USA - ATT- 0-800-011-4114, MCI- 0.800-012-2222, Sprint- 0-800-013-0123, Worldcom- 0-800-014-4444. Canada- 0-800-015-1161 and 0-800-015-2000. Espana- 0-800-034-1034. Germany- 0-800-049-1049. UK- 0-800-044-1044. Holland- 0-800-031-1111.Italia- 0-800-039-1039. France- 0-800-033-1033. Israel- 0-800-972-1972. Suiza- 0-800-041-1184. Nicaragua- 0-800-505-1505. Panama- 0-800-507-1165. Japon- 0-800-081-1081.

ICE INFORMATION INTERNATIONAL: 234-6913 & 124

OPERATOR INTERNATIONAL: 116

E-MAIL: (US $3/ hr.) Radiografica de Costa Rica, Calle 1 & Avda 5 (San Jose) 8am - 8 pm.

.
BANKS-CASH

BANCO POPULAR- Visa+Plus & Plus. Open: Bank- 8:15 am - 6 pm & ATM- 24 Hours

Bank and ATMīs 92 branches country-wide. Will not give your account balance. San Jose, 257-5797- avda 2, calle 1. ATMīs donīt give balances.

BANCRECEN & WESTERN UNION- Visa+Plus & Plus. Open: Bank- 9 am -9 pm & ATM - 24 Hours (at some locations). 257-9739- calle 4, avda central & 2. Also, 257-9884- avda 2, calle 13, and avda 14, calle central.

BANCO DE SAN JOSE & CREDOMATIC- Visa+Cirrus, MC+Cirrus, Cirrus. Open: Bank- 8 am - 7 pm & ATM 24 Hours. Plaza del Sol, Mall San Pedro, Cartago, Escazu, Multiplaza, Sabana Oeste, Omni Mall ( calle 1, avda 1), Alajuela, Heredia, Limon, Puntarenas, Liberia.

.
American Express Travel Cheques & Credit Card
Only Oficina Central
San Jose- 257-0155- calle central, avda 3 & 5.

BANCO DE COSTA RICA & BANCO NACIONAL DE COSTA RICA- Visa only.

Open: Bank- 8:30 am - 3 pm & The ATM is useless for internacional cardholders.

Banco de Costa Rica, 287-9000- calle 6, avda 2. BN, 223-2166- calle 2, avda 1.

ATH ATMīS- Visa+Plus, Plus. 24 Hours. Plaza de la Cultura. San Jose, and many other places. They give balances.

PUBLIC HOSPITALS & CLINICS-Public hospitals and clinics give emergency treatment at low cost. Some have no charge, others charge $40 and more. Taxis always know the nearest one. Medicine for Malaria. Ministerio de Salud, 223-0333 Calle 16, Avda 6 & 8, Mon -Fri 7:30am - 3pm. Only needed if you will be in the Caribbean zone for prolonged visits.

 

Pharmacists: They have the education, experience, and permission to dispense medication for most complaints.

 

PRIVATE HOSPITALS: Clinica Biblica, 257-5252- calle 1, avda 14 Emergency room fee including doctor US $35. Best option in most situations.

AIRLINES: Taca/Lacsa/Sansa, 290-2727- Sabana Este. Delta, 257-4141- Sabana Este. American Airlines, 257-1266- Sabana Este. Copa, 222-6640- calle 1, avda 5. Sam, 233-3066- Centro Colon (Sabana Este). Continental, 296-4911- Aeropuerto, Airport. Iberia, 257-8266- Paseo Colon y calle 40 (Sabana Este). KLM, 220-6334 Oficentro Ejecutivo (Sabana sur) Mexicana, 257-6334- calle 5, avda 7 & 9. United, 220-4844- Sabana Sur. Air France, 280-0069- Curridabat. Cubana, 290-5095- Edificio Edicol (Sabana Sur).

EMBASSIES AND CONSULATES: USA, 220-3939- Pavas. Canada, 296-4149-(Sabana Sur). Espana, 222-1933- Paseo Colon. Deutschland, 232-5533- Rohrmosher. France, 225-0733- San Pedro, European Comm., 233-2755- Centro Colon. Mexico, 283-3867- Los Yoses. Schweiz, 232-8549- La Uruca.

COSTA RICAN POST OFFICE: San Josr, 256-3679- Calle2, Avda 1 & 3. Monday - Friday 7am - 5:30pm Saturday 8-12. Branches throughout the country.

CARGO AND LETTER CARRIERS: DHL, 290-3020- Paseo Col?n. Jetex, 231-6610- Pavas. UPS/AEROCASILLAS, 256-4546- Yoahan (Sabana Este). INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES carry packages and letters air express.

.
MUSEUMS
Plaza de la Cultura, Museo de Oro (Gold), Teatro Nacional- Av central, calle 5.
Museo de Jade- avda 7, calle 11 (INS edificio, INS building). Ē500
Zoo Simon Bolivar- calle 5, avda 13. Ē500
Museo Nacional- calle 15, avda central & 2. Ē500
Museo de Ninos- calle 4, avda 9. US $6
Centro Nacional de Cultura- av 3, calle 15. Ē100
Museo Dr. Rafael Calderon Guardia- avda 11, calle 25 & 27. Ē100
Museo de Criminologia- avda 6, calle 17. Ē100
Serpentario- avda 1, calle 9 & 11. US $4
Museo de Arte & Diseno- calle 15, avda 3. Ē100
Museo de Ciencias Naturales- Colegio La Salle, Sabana Oeste.
Museo de Zoologia- Univ. de Costa Rica, San Pedro.
Galeria de Arte Costarricense- Parque La Sabana, Sabana Este
.
THEATRES & MOVIES- Buy the newspaper "La Nacion".
.
POLICE: OIJ 222-1365, Transit police 222-9245, Emergencies 911
 
Back To Home Page               Central Zone              North Zone                 Guanacaste/ Nicoya NW Pacific
.
Caribbean                 Central and South Pacific                    Magazine Advertising Information
.
Vistacr@Yahoo.com
 
.