Useful Links


Visit the website of the Costa Rican Government-Gobierno Facil
Where you will find the links to all Costa Rican public entities.

Legislative Assembly of Costa Rica (Spanish only)  

Costa Rican Judicial Power (Spanish only)  

Costa Rican Electoral Tribunal (TSE) (Spanish only)

Office of the President (Spanish only) 

Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Spanish only)   

Ministry of Justice and Peace (Spanish only)

Ministry of Public Security (Spanish only) 

Ministry of Foreign Trade (Spanish only) 

Ministry of Economy, Industry, and Commerce (Spanish only)

Ministry of Finance (Spanish only)

Ministry of Environment, Energy and Telecommunications (MINAET) (Spanish only)

Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (Spanish only)

Ministry of Health (Spanish only)  

Ministry of Public Education (Spanish only) 

Ministry of National Planning and Economic Policy (Spanish only)

Ministry of Science and Technology (Spanish only)

Ministry of Transport and Public Works (Spanish only)  

Ministry of Labor and Social Security (Spanish only) 

Ministry of Culture and Youth (Spanish only)

Ministry of Housing (Spanish only)

Ministry of Social Welfare and Family (Spanish only)

Ministry of Decentralization and Local Development (Spanish only)  

Deparment of Migration and Foreigners 

National Children's Trust (PANI) (Spanish only)  

National Institute of Women (Spanish only)  

Costa Rican Comptroller (Spanish only)

Costa Rican Office of the Attorney General (Spanish only)

Office of the Ombudsman (Spanish only)

Link to complete list of Autonomous Government Institutions (Spanish only)

Link to complete list of Semi-autonomous Government Institutions (Spanish only)  

Link to complete list of State Enterprises (Spanish only)



Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP)
Regulates water services; electric power and fuel distribution; telecommunications; public transport (buses, taxis, trains and coasting), maritime services, air and postal services.


Electricty and Energy





Universidad de Costa Rica (Spanish only)

Universidad Estatal a Distancia (Spanish only)

Universidad Nacional (Spanish only)

Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica (Spanish only)

National Council for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICIT) (Spanish only)

College of Agriculture of the Humid Tropical Region (EARTH)

Tropical Agricultural Research and Training Center (CATIE)

Biodiversity Institute (INBio)

University for Peace (sponsored by the United Nations)

List of universities voluntarily accredited before the National Council of Accreditation of Higher Education (SINAES) (Spanish only)

INCAE Business School



Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT)

National Chamber of Tourism (CANATUR)



Ministry of Health (Spanish only) 

Health institutions (Spanish only)

Caja Costarricense del Seguro Social (Public health insurance system) (Spanish only)

Council for the International Promotion of Costa Rican Medicine (PROMED)



Central Bank of Costa Rica (Spanish only)

Financial System Regulator (SUGEF) (Spanish only)

Pensions Regulator (Spanish Only)

Securities Regulator (Spanish only)

Costa Rican Banking Association (Spanish only)

Chamber of Banks and Financial Institutions of Costa Rica (Spanish only)

Banco Crédito Agrícola de Cartago (Spanish only)

Banco de Costa Rica 

Banco Nacional de Costa Rica (Spanish only)



Insurance Regulator (SUGESE) (Spanish only)

National Institute of Insurance (INS) (Spanish only)



Costa Rican Foreign Trade Corporation (PROCOMER)

Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency (CINDE)

U.S. Commercial Service in Costa Rica

Chamber of Industry of Costa Rica (Spanish only)

Chamber of the Food Industry (Spanish only)

Chamber of Information Technology and Communications  

Costa Rican Textile Chamber

Chamber of Commerce of Costa Rica (Spanish only)

Costa Rican-American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM)

Costa Rican Union of Private Sector Enterprises (Spanish only)

Chamber of  Foreign Trade and Representatives of Foreign Firms (Spanish only)

Costa Rican Coffee Institute (ICAFE)

National Banana Corporation (CORBANA) (Spanish only)

Costa Rican Sugar Association (LAICA) (Spanish only)

Coffee related chambers (growers, roasters and exporters)


Costa Rican Chamber of Realtors (Spanish only)

Costa Rican Chamber of Construction (Spanish only)

Crear Empresa (Spanish only)



National Registry (Spanish only)

Civil Registry (Spanish only)

Legal files (Spanish only)

Directory of Exporters, Importers and Services

Inquiries related to Costa Rican tariffs and duties (Spanish only)

Inquiries related to Costa Rican duties on cars and other vehicles (Spanish only)

Government procurement (Spanish only) 

Agriculture Sector Information System (Spanish only)



La Nación (Spanish only)

La Prensa Libre (Spanish only)

La República (Spanish only)

Diario Extra (Spanish only)

Al Día (Spanish only)

El Financiero (Spanish only)

Tico Times 



U.S. Embassy in Costa Rica

CRUSA Foundation for cooperation

Association of Residents of Costa Rica