Useful Telephone Numbers

The following is a list of useful telephone numbers in Costa Rica.


  • All types of emergencies, dial 911
  • Fire Department, dial 911, 1118 or 2223 8055
  • AyA Water line breaks  800-737-6783
  • Traffic Police 800-872-6748
  • INS  (National Insurance Institute) in case of auto accident 800 800 8000
  • INS  (National Insurance Institute) in need of roadside assistance 800 800 8001
  • Red Cross Ambulance 2233 7033
  • Directory Assistance, dial 1113
  • To confirm local time, dial 1112
  • Cellular problems 1193
  • Tourist information 1192
  • For all types of ICE phone services, dial 1115
  • To report problems or for information on your cellular service, dial 1193
  • To make collect local collect calls, dial 110 and follow the instructions (Spanish only)
  • Juan Santamaria International Airport, dial 2437-2626
  • Hospital Cima 2208-1143 or 2208-1000
  • Emergencies 2208-1144...Hospital Cima is the most modern private hospital in Costa Rica, located in Santa Ana, on the west side of San José, right off the main highway.
  • Poison Control Center 2223-1028
  • Hospital Clinica Biblica 2522-1000
  • Hospital Clínica Bíblica is one of the leading private hospitals in Costa Rica, located in the center of San José, between Calle Central y Primera, Avenidas 14 y 16
  • Hospital de Niños (Children's Hospital) 2523-3600
  • US Embassy 2519 2000
  • Canadian Embassy 2242-4400
  • Belgian Embassy 2225-6633
  • French Embassy 2234-4167
  • German Embassy 2296-6790
  • British Embassy 2258-2025
  • Israeli Embassy 2221-6444
  • Spanish Embassy 2221-7005
  • Swiss Embassy  2221-4829

Please contact us if you need help with telephone numbers in Costa Rica or with living in Costa Rica.

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Jacqueline Marie Monacell

Jacqueline Monacell is the founder and president of Your Costa Rica Contact and has been living and working in Costa Rica since 1994. She has lived and studied in Spain, traveled and worked extensively throughout Central America and is completely bilingual.

Jacqui is originally from Rochester, New York where she lived until graduating from Pittsford Mendon High School. After high school she moved to New England and attended the University of New Hampshire  where she graduated cum laude with a BA in International Affairs and Spanish. She studied abroad in both Granada and Almeria, Spain. Immediately following graduation, Jacqui moved to Costa Rica and began her career.

In 1995, Jacqueline formed a strategic partnership with Car Doc SA ( and began working as the Central American Regional Manager with Mitchell International and Mitchell, US, software solutions companies specializing in the automotive and insurance industries. In 2002 she also began managing the regional distribution of UK-based Autodata Ltd. products. Working closely with these automotive software specialists, Jacqueline acquired extensive experience in the automotive collision and repair industry at an international level.

In 2005, Jacqui began Your Costa Rica Contact, a relocation and consulting company based in San José, Costa Rica. With her experience in the automotive industry, the company initially focused on assisting clients to find dependable transportation at fair prices. Your Costa Rica Contact gradually expanded to offer a wide variety of services for people relocating or spending extended periods of time in Costa Rica.

As an expatriate herself, Jacqui understands first-hand how difficult and frustrating the transition of relocating to Costa Rica can be and so the vision of the company today is to deliver top services at reasonable prices to foreign residents or tourists provided through YCRC's industrious and trustworthy network of local professionals.

In her free time, Jacqui enjoys playing tennis, mountain biking, cooking, reading,  riding motorcycles and spending time with her husband and dogs.