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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.
|Regions||Standard Time||Daylight Saving Time|
|Time zone||2016||2017||2018||Time zone||2016||2017||2018|
Central Standard TimeCST (UTC-06)
|UTC-06 all year long||No Daylight Saving Time|
The information in this page comes from data published in the Time Zone Database managed by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA).
|Year||Time zone Abbreviation||UTC Offset||Time zone Name||Daylight Saving Time||Begins (local time)|
|1992||CST||UTC-06||Central Standard Time||no||Saturday, March 14 1992, 12:00 AM|
|1992||CDT||UTC-05||yes||Saturday, January 18 1992, 12:00 AM|
|1991||CST||UTC-06||Central Standard Time||no||Sunday, June 30 1991, 12:00 AM|
|1991||CDT||UTC-05||yes||Saturday, January 19 1991, 12:00 AM|
|1980||CST||UTC-06||Central Standard Time||no||Saturday, May 31 1980, 12:00 AM|
|1980||CDT||UTC-05||yes||Sunday, February 24 1980, 12:00 AM|
|1979||CST||UTC-06||Central Standard Time||no||Saturday, June 2 1979, 12:00 AM|
|1979||CDT||UTC-05||yes||Sunday, February 25 1979, 12:00 AM|
|1921||CST||UTC-06||Central Standard Time||no||Friday, January 14 1921, 12:00 AM|
|1901||SJMT||UTC-05:36:13||no||Friday, December 13 1901, 03:09 PM|