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Costa Rica postal Code

Costa Rica is officially known as the Republic of Costa Rica which is located in Central America. It is bordered by Nicaragua on the north, the Caribbean Sea on the northeast, Panama on the southeast, and the Pacific Ocean to the southwest, and shares a maritime border with Ecuador on the south of Cocos Island. San Jose is the capital city of Costa Rica. The major urban areas include Heredia, Cartago, Alajuela, Puntarenas, San Isidro de El General, Limon, and Liberia. The other areas are San Francisco, Paraiso, Desamparados, Curridabat, San Vincente, Purral, Turrialba, San Miguel, San Pedro, etc.

The official language of Costa Rica is Spanish and the other spoken languages are Mekatelvu, Bribri, and Patois. Costa Rica is well known for its unique way of celebrating its festivals like the Dia del Boyero, Military Abolition Day, Envision Festival, Juan Santamaria Day, Sintercafe, Ocaso Festival, American Education Event, Kuri, Bad Bunny, Eurasia Veterinary Conference 2023, Permaculture Design Course, BPM Festival, Fiesta of San Isidro Labrador, Holy Week, Semana Santa, Lee Burridge, etc. Many foreigners or travelers also take part in the celebration and enjoy it.

Costa Rica introduced a five-digit postal code in March 2007 which has seven regions. There were 123 post offices (one head branch and 122 smaller post offices) and 476 postal codes in Costa Rica. Its territory is divided into seven provinces or states. It was subdivided into 82 cantons and further split into 488 districts which include urban units, city council, municipal, and town council. At first, there was so much controversy over the places which were registered under the postal code office, but then slowly every region in Costa Rica got its postal codes. The postal code is segregated in such a way that each of the postal codes.

Land Area

Costa Rica has been ranked as the 126th largest nation in the world and it has a total land area of 51,100 km2, which comes to around a total of 19,700 mi2. The entire Costa Rica was divided into seven zones which are subdivided into 82 provinces and further divided into 488 districts. The names of the regions in Costa Rica are San Jose, Alajuela, Cartago, Heredia, Guanacaste, Puntarenas, and Limon.

Water Area

Costa Rica has a total water area of 1.05%. There are 50 lakes and 30 hillside dams which help in mobilizing 65% of surface waters. Costa Rica has more than five major lakes namely Arenal, Cachi, Cote, Sierpe, and Bonilla. Nearly 65% of the lakes have international tourism importance. The major sources of water include groundwater, lakes, rainwater, rivers, snow, soil moisture springs, streams, water, waterfall, wetlands, etc. Many other lakes are small in area and contain a minimum volume of water. Most of these lakes are salt lakes and very few are freshwater lakes.


There are 112 volcanoes or mountains in Costa Rica. The highest peak is Mount Cerro Chirripo which is about 3,820 meters (12,606 Feet) in Costa Rica. The most prominent mountain is Cerro Ventisqueros is 3,818 meters (12,599 feet). The other mountains are Cerro Piramide, Cerro Laguna, Cerro Terbi, Macizo de Chirripo Grande, Cerro Nuevo, Cerro Noreste, Los Crestones, Cerro Sureste, etc.

Postal Stamps

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List of postal and courier services in Costa Rica:

  • CRBox Express
  • XpressBox
  • San José Express
  • Aeropost
  • CRBox
  • Ofimensajeros
  • Teo express
  • DHL Express ServicePoint
  • Mensajería Vílchez
  • Cargomax International C

postal Code details for Major States in Costa Rica

Costa Rica PostalCode
Postcode type and position 5 digits above the country name

Señor Carlos Torres
Ca 15 Av 37 # 55
Heredia, San Rafael, San Rafael
Coding method X -- (First digit) ---> represents the province.
X -- (Second digit) ---> represent the canton or district.
XX-- (Last two digit) ---> represent the post office number.
Address format Each administrative division maintains its postal code for mail delivery purposes. Having the correct code is essential to your mail delivery. The official name of the Costa Rica postal service is named Correos de Costa Rica which was introduced in the year 1824 and it’s a State-owned enterprise. There are seven postal zones in Costa Rica. The total number of post offices in Costa Rica is 123 (one head branch and 122 smaller post offices) and 476 postal codes.
Costa Rica uses 5 digit numeric postal zip code system used in March 2013 in system uses which the first digit, second two digits, and the last two digits have different indications which are shown below;
Examples Señor Carlos Torres(addresse)
Apdo 257 – 3017 (delivery point based on P.O. Boxt)
Heredia, San Isidro, San Isidro (province, canton, district)
3017-40601 (P.O. Box number and postcode)
COSTA RICA (name of the country)

Frequently asked questions (FAQ) s

  • What is the official postal name of Costa Rica?
    The official postal name of Costa Rica is Correos de Costa Rica.
  • Why do we use postal zip codes in Costa Rica?
    We use postal zip codes in Costa Rica to help the post office staff to identify the delivery spot correctly or easily.
  • How many postal regional divisions are in Costa Rica?
    There are seven postal regions in Costa Rica.
  • Can I know the two-letter country code of Costa Rica?
    The two-letter country code of Costa Rica is CR.