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Time Changes in Costa Rica 2017

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Time zones in use in Costa Rica

In Costa Rica, there is only one time zone in use: Central Standard Time, CST (UTC-06). Time in Costa Rica does not change because it does not observe Daylight Saving Time.

For comparing the current time in Costa Rica and United Kingdom or any other country combination, visit time comparison. For an introduction to UTC and world time, read UTC by country. Time changes in Costa Rica are shown below by city, state or region.

RegionsStandard TimeDaylight Saving Time
Time zone201620172018Time zone201620172018
  • San José
  • Alajuela
  • Cartago
  • Guanacaste
  • Heredia
  • Limón
  • Puntarenas
Central Standard Time
CST (UTC-06)
UTC-06 all year longNo Daylight Saving Time

History of Time Changes

The information in this page comes from data published in the Time Zone Database managed by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA).

YearTime zone AbbreviationUTC OffsetTime zone NameDaylight Saving TimeBegins (local time)
1992CSTUTC-06Central Standard TimenoSaturday, March 14 1992, 12:00 AM
1992CDTUTC-05yesSaturday, January 18 1992, 12:00 AM
1991CSTUTC-06Central Standard TimenoSunday, June 30 1991, 12:00 AM
1991CDTUTC-05yesSaturday, January 19 1991, 12:00 AM
1980CSTUTC-06Central Standard TimenoSaturday, May 31 1980, 12:00 AM
1980CDTUTC-05yesSunday, February 24 1980, 12:00 AM
1979CSTUTC-06Central Standard TimenoSaturday, June 2 1979, 12:00 AM
1979CDTUTC-05yesSunday, February 25 1979, 12:00 AM
1921CSTUTC-06Central Standard TimenoFriday, January 14 1921, 12:00 AM
1901SJMTUTC-05:36:13noFriday, December 13 1901, 03:09 PM

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