Current time in Costa Rica

Costa Rica

3:35 a.m.
Oct. 4, 2022

Local time in Costa Rica

The time in Costa Rica is 6 hours behind UTC and 2 hours behind Ashburn. The timezone in Costa Rica is Central Standard Time (CST). Costa Rica is not using Daylight Saving Time (DST) but used to in the past. The last DST transition was in 1992.

Details for the time in Costa Rica

Current time
3:35 a.m.
Time zone Central Standard Time (CST)
IANA time zone America/Costa_Rica
Your time difference 2 hours behind Ashburn
UTC time difference UTC-6
6 hours behind UTC

Costa Rica Daylight Saving Time (DST)

Costa Rica is not using Daylight Saving Time.

Costa Rica

Costa Rica uses Central Standard Time CST. CST is UTC -0600. Costa Rica's latitude and longitude is 10° 00' N and 84° 00' W . Therefore a six hours offset between CST and UTC is not surprising. Because of its low latitude Costa Rica has no use for day light savings time.

Important cities in Costa Rica

The current time in some important cities in Costa Rica is shown below.

Time in Costa Rica