Time in Costa Rica
The exact time in Costa Rica is based on the time zones for Costa Rica. We will always try to give you the exact time for Costa Rica. There might be slight differences, since the time zones for Costa Rica might change due to daylight savings time (DST).
Time changes in Costa Rica are usually done to adapt citizen and tourist activity to the solar cycle. This allows for greater usage of daylight, reducing dependency on electricity. That is why the time is sent ahead one hour in the spring for Costa Rica, and falls back one hour in the fall for Costa Rica. Adding an extra hour of daylight helps Costa Rica to improve its tourism and depend less on Costa Rica's electricity supplies.