Costa Rica’s Time Zone

The length of days in Costa Rica varies by only half an hour from season to season, so Costa Rica does not observe daylight savings time.

The length of days in Costa Rica varies by only half an hour from season to season, so Costa Rica does not observe daylight savings time.

What is Costa Rica’s Time Zone?

The current time in Costa Rica is :

The length of days in Costa Rica varies by only half an hour between seasons, so Costa Rica does not observe daylight savings time. All of Costa Rica is in the GMT -6 zone, which corresponds to U.S. Central Time during winter months, and U.S. Mountain Time when the U.S. is in daylight savings time.

Costa Rica is currently in Central Standard Time.

Costa Rica has (plus or minus 1/2 hour) 12 hours of sunshine and 12 hours of night each day, with sunrise (about 5:30 AM) and sunset changing only about 15 minutes over the course of the calendar year (remember where we are on the face of the planet — about 10 degrees north of the equator). Also remember that all of Costa Rica is EAST of Tallahassee, Florida, and half the year our time zone is like Kansas City or Denver… so it’s no wonder sunrise is so early, and sunset is early, too.

For information about sunrise and sunset times, see http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/city.html?n=225.