Time

Cost Rica is on Central Standard Time. This is equivalent to Greenwich Mean Time minus six hours.

When it is Daylight Savings Time in the U.S., Costa Rica is on Mountain time.

Business Hours

Malls and Shopping Centers


Monday through Saturday: 9 am to 6 or 7 pm
Sunday: 10 amto 5 pm

Banks


Monday through Friday: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm

Government Offices


Monday through Friday: 8 am to 5 pm

Store hours


Monday through Friday: 9 am to 6 or 7 pm
Saturday: 9 AM to 5 pm

Museum hours


Monday through Sunday: 10 am to 5 pm

Note:


Most business are closed on Sundays

All of the above tend to close for lunch between noon and 1 or 2 pm

 


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Cost Rica is on Central Standard Time. This is equivalent to Greenwich Mean Time minus six hours.

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