Dial 911 for an ambulance, the fire department, or the police. Costa Ricans are usually quick to respond to emergencies. In a hotel or restaurant, the staff will usually offer immediate assistance, and in a public area passersby can be counted on to stop and help.
For emergencies ranging from health problems to lost passports, contact your embassy.
General Emergency Contacts
Traffic Police (2222-9330 or.)
United States Embassy (C. 120 and Avda. 0, Pavas, San José, 10109. 2519-2000. costarica.usembassy.gov. Mon.-Fri. 8-4:30.)
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