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Costa Rica

Choose from our range of eSIM packages

Available eSIM Packages

Costa Rica


US $8.75


1 GB


7 Days

Costa Rica


US $22.00


3 GB


10 Days

Costa Rica


US $31.00


5 GB


15 Days

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eSIM Costa Rica

Located far from any urban centers, thick jungles and rugged landscapes surround Costa Rica. San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica, isn't all sunshine and rainbows; with its abundance of fast food joints and department stores, it might pass for any North American metropolis.

However, the metropolitan nature of the city quickly fades away as one approaches its countryside. With its steaming cloud forests, rumbling volcanoes, and expansive parks, this nation offers a lot to discover.

When traveling today, you cannot do so without an eSIM to ensure you have affordable data and can stay connected to the Internet, as well as family and friends.

The introduction of eSIM technology has significantly advanced connectivity. When planning your trip to Costa Rica, it is crucial to decide between using a regular physical SIM card or opting for the Costa Rica eSIM plan.

Your mobile phone incorporates an eSIM, a virtual or digital SIM card. You won’t need to insert any physical card into your phone and can use your eSIM plan immediately after purchasing it. To avoid paying high roaming fees, you can buy eSIM data plans for another country.

Let’s have a look at what is necessary to have a stress-free vacation in Costa Rica through the use of an eSIM.

How does a Costa Rica eSIM package work?

Make sure your phone is eSIM-compatible before proceeding to purchase an eSIM package. You can select an eSIM provider associated with Costa Rica, like KnowRoaming, after you've verified that your phone is compatible.

We recommend purchasing a data plan before you depart for Costa Rica. You could purchase it online when you arrive as well, but then you’ll need a stable Internet connection to install it.

Also, ensure that your phone is not network locked, as this won’t allow you to activate an eSIM. Your local service provider would be able to assist you if you experienced this problem.

Simply pay for your order, scan the QR code to install it, and activate it when you land. And that's all; you can go ahead and begin surfing the web right away.

Read our guide on how eSIMs work.

How to activate your Costa Rica eSIM data plan?

Today, you connect to mobile networks in a whole new way, thanks to the simplicity of eSIM technology. Installing and activating an eSIM couldn't be easier.

After purchasing an eSIM from KnowRoaming for Costa Rica, you will receive detailed instructions on screen and via email about the installation and activation, both very easy processes.

To ensure a smooth setup, we recommend installing your eSIM just before your departure, as installation requires a stable Internet connection, which might not be the case when you arrive in Costa Rica.

After you have installed your eSIM in your home country, you can turn the eSIM off until you reach Costa Rica. Activation of the package only occurs when you use your eSIM in Costa Rica.

Scan the QR code on the checkout page or the confirmation email you received from KnowRoaming, and accept and continue all prompts.

When you arrive in Costa Rica, follow these steps to activate your eSIM on your Android or iOS device:

On Android devices

  • Go to Settings on your phone.
  • Tap on Connections.
  • Tap on Sim Manager.
  • Tap on Mobile Data, and set it to your eSIM.
  • When you arrive, go to Settings.
  • Tap on Connections.
  • Tap on Mobile Networks.
  • Turn on data roaming.
  • On iOS devices

  • You need to first switch mobile data to your eSIM.
  • Go to Settings and tap on Mobile Data or Cellular Data.
  • On the Mobile Data page, select the Mobile Data option at the top.
  • Select your eSIM.
  • Turn on roaming for your eSIM.
  • You are now ready to use your Costa Rica-purchased eSIM to connect with family and friends and to surf the internet.

    Why Choose KnowRoaming?

    KnowRoaming's eSIM plans ensure uninterrupted connectivity for you and your devices in over 200 global locations. If you are traveling to numerous nations or regions, a single global eSIM will connect you wherever you go. An eSIM has the significant benefit of eliminating expensive roaming costs.

    Upon arrival at your location, your eSIM will automatically connect to the local network, providing you with a dependable and convenient fixed-rate data service for the duration of your trip.

    You can complete the straightforward procedure of acquiring an eSIM from KnowRoaming in four simple steps:

    Step 1: Select your bundle and obtain the best solution at clear prices according to your destination and individual requirements.

    Step 2: After payment, you will receive a QR code; simply scan it with your mobile device.

    Step 3: As soon as you touch down at your destination, set your eSIM as your main data connection on your mobile device.

    Step 4: Join the local network by enabling roaming and enjoy connected travel with ready assistance 24/7/365.

    KnowRoaming provides exceptional customer service. The website is user-friendly, and the 'Frequently Asked Questions' section provides comprehensive information on installation, troubleshooting, and general inquiries.

    Further assistance is available via WhatsApp, live chat, or by filling out an online form on the website. A representative from KnowRoaming will promptly respond to your inquiry.