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Comisión Nacional de Emergencias

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Police . Fire . Coast Guard - - - EMERGENCY

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911 (goes to dispatch) medical and polizia and road assistance.  Give 911 time to answer. They can also connect you to the Red Cross Ambulance.
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Police - Fuerza Pública


Turistica Police Flamingo
26545086

Police Brasilito
 26002086


Policia de Transito

Fuerza Publica - Santa Cruz
26855559

OIJ  -  Santa Cruz   26855328


Red Cross (Call 911, they will connect you)
Red Cross Emergency 26800165

26662286 26800181

Animal Health/Control - SENASA
25871600

Poison 22231028


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costa rica coast guard
Coast Guard

26545033    
26546193
Contact PHONE NUMBERS on WEBSITE
website


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Fire Department - Bomberos
911
General 1118
Bomberos  of Costa Rica https://www.bomberos.go.cr/
Fire Station Locations https://www.bomberos.go.cr/estaciones-de-bomberos/

Huacas - Bomberos 22019079
Location Google Map
Information about Fire Station Huacas
Frente a la plaza de la Reserva Conchal
Correo: huacas@bomberos.go.cr
Brasilito-Conchal-Bahia Pirata Provincia Guanacaste, Costa Rica (Indicaciones)

Santa Cruz - Bomberos
(100 m E from Lopez plaza south corner)
santacruz@bomberos.go.cr
26800090

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Vehicle - Traffic Accidents: 800-800-8000
Highway Patrol: 1117
INS Vehicle Assistance: 800-800-8001
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hospital Hospitals and Clinics - Private


https://medicoscr.hulilabs.com/es/search

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centro medico y farmacia huacas
Centro Medico y farmacia in Huacas
 26536866.  24/7 

50 mts Oeste de Supercompro de Huacas Huacas, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Laboratory, Psychology, Dentistry and private ambulance service with medical support.

Centro Médico in Huacas AMBULANCE 2653-6866  and. 8777-1759.

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red cross cruz roja costarricense
ambulance
Red Cross
26662286


26800165
26800181
26800181

25280000
25425000
Red Cross   http://www.cruzroja.or.cr/

Asistente Regional Guanacaste
Emergencias: N/R
Administrativo: 26662286
Correo: francisco.aleman@cruzroja.or.cr

Santa Cruz, Guanacaste
Emergencias: 26800165
Administrativo: 26800181
Correo: santacruz@cruzroja.or.cr
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Beachside Clinic   2653 9911
ATTENTION:
Just FYI. - REPORT -´PHONES SOMETIMES NOT WORKING, NO ANSWER. MAY. 2021  (CONFIRMED SOMETIMES NO PHONE SERVICE)

oct 5, 2017 during the emergency call
PHONES NOT WORKING.
again in May 2021.

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hospital metropolitano
Hospital Metropolitano
  (all hospitals)
40003822
ventas@metropolitanocr.com
http://www.metropolitanocr.com

medismart
25285400
Beware of using your credit card. They kept our credid card information and continued to charge us after we canceled and it took months to get our money back.
Medismart (Medical Insurance Plan you can use at Hospital Metropolitano)


If you set up an account within Medismart, with hulivida, you can keep track of messages and store some medical information.
https://www.hulivida.com

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Centro Médico del Pacífico 
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26800309 or 40308826
cmedicodelpacifico@gmail.com
Santa Cruz, Guanacaste
200 metros al Oeste de La Pampa
map. centro medico del pacifico  Click here for full map to download of Santa Cruz.

Central Pacifico
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Playa Grande Clinic
26532767

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Medi-vac

88356096 Playa Grande Clinic
New Playa Grande and Playa Flamingo /Potrero area private.
AMBULANCE Closer PRIVATE THAN THE 911 Red Cross which usually takes 35 to 45 min
This unit is from Medi Red ( www.mediredcr.com )
medi-vac
Medi-vac coordination (air ambulance) MMS Company:

Dr. Mauricio Saldarriaga
(national and international air medical tranfers)
air vac is needed Dr can contact Red Cross who can provide at cost only
with Dr order.
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Huacas Medical Center

26536866

Emergency
88133046  Dr. Venegas Abelardo, cod 9262, general doctor.
Huacas Medical Center, is located 50 mts west of Super Compro Huacas, is a Green color building.
appointment.
The office hours are Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 8 pm and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm.
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Clinica Integral Santa Cruz
Barrio Tenorio, Guanacaste Province, Santa Cruz


26806454
https://g.co/kgs/ZKyZ2d
For ultrasounds
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hospital 
Clinicia Biblica
26670891
or
26670892

Clinicia Biblica (located strip mall across from do it center liberia Mon to Sat 9a to 6p  (can stop in and get resident discount card used for prescriptions and any work done at clinic or hospital)
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hospital 
Cima Hospital 
Liberia Cima  

turn into do it center going past about 200 meters on your left
26908500
San Jose Cima  
22081000

for all Cima Emergency for all Cima Emergency  http://www.hospitalcima.comhttp://www.hospitalcima.com
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hospital    san rafael arcangel hospitals
Clinica San Rafael Arcangel Medical Center
https://www.hcsanrafael.com
Teléfonos (506) 26905500 | 26661717   26661777
26665514   2669055
open 24 hour
Av. Central, Calle 3, Liberia, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
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ambulance
Medi Red
26701235 

New Playa Grande and Playa Flamingo /Potrero area private.  thank you Dr Andre
This unit is from Medi Red ( www.mediredcr.com  ), a network of professionals of which we are part of.
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Laboratory - Private

centro medico y farmacia huacas
Centro Medico y farmacia in Huacas
 26536866.  24/7 

50 mts Oeste de Supercompro de Huacas Huacas, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Laboratory, Psychology, Dentistry and private ambulance service with medical support.

LABORATORY

Email: info@labhuacas.com

Centro Médico Huacas, 50 mts. oeste del Supercompro 
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Doctors - Private


doctor
Dr. Mendez
Office  26534141  26531542   26530611
cell 88298009   Villa Real

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doctor
Dr Pilota
26530611
cell 88358074

Will arrive and ride if necessary with patient in ambulance and make air vac arrangements as well
 
If air vac is needed Dr can contact Red Cross who can
with Dr order
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Dr. Roció Villalobos
Licensed Psychologist
506 83416879
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Opticians - Private  eye

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Opticas Pacifico - Huacas

26536950
Dr Thais Apuy Quesada . Optometrista
If not available has by appt area optometrista both professiionals
also specialist from San Jose per appt when needed
located strip mall where dentist good I hear Dr Allan is
and gelato just before nature bakery and pharmacy
drapuy@opticaspacifico.com
http://www.opticaspacifico.com
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Liberia and San Jose
Dr Randal Ulate Piedra

Liberia ph 2666 1510/2665 0201
ems 83282234
San Jose 2282 4867
http://www.oftalmologiacr.com
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 Dentists - Private

dentist Dentist
Dr. Allan Alvarado Calvo – located in Huacas
26538308

costadental1@gmail.com 
http://www.costadental.com

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dentist Dentist
Pacific Smile
  CAJA Seguro Social social security
www.pacificsmilecr.com
26534354
Sol Center, frente al Auto Mercado Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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Huacus Clinic and Playa Grandee

Dr. Anwar Gazel  - Playa Grandee
265327677
882777744

dr.gazel@playagrandeclinic.comaa 
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Dr Marco Munuz Cavallnii
222284433
located across from Auto mercado Tamarindoo
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Dr. Alejandro Leon 26531112
located left road right before Auto Mercado

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dentist Dentist
Dr Marco Munuz Cavallni
22228443
located across from Auto mercado Tamarindo
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dentist Dentist

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dentist Dentist

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Medical Supplies - Oxygen etc.

Manuel Praxair - OXYGEN
Liberia
84256538
Someone commented - might deliver in emergency and also comes every week or 2 weeks.

Pharmacy - Private

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playa potrero pharmacy

Playa Potrero Farmacia
Whatsapp: 89483193
24386671
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Pharmacy Flamingo
26545524

Pharmacist  Lilly Siu Lo
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centro medico y farmacia huacas
Centro Medico y farmacia in Huacas
 26536866.  24/7 

50 mts Oeste de Supercompro de Huacas Huacas, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Laboratory, Psychology, Dentistry and private ambulance service with medical support.

LABORATORY

Email: info@labhuacas.com

Centro Médico Huacas, 50 mts. oeste del Supercompro 
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Pharmacy Tamarindo
26530210
88219605

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Pharmacy Beachside
26536311

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Pharmacy Fischel Farmacia
26529010
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Pharmacy  Farmacia el Cruce in Huacas
26538787
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Farmacia La Bomba

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Walmart Farmacia in Liberia - 25828755
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Other pharmacies - D. good prices
FarmaciaValue
Farmacia Saba
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hospital Hospitals and Clinics - CAJA

CAJA Seguro Social social security
http://www.ccss.sa.cr
List of Hospitals

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hospital  Hospital de La Anexión  - Nicoya CAJA Seguro Social social security

Central 26858400
26858404
26858402

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hospital  Hospital Enrique Baltodano Briceño - Liberia CAJA Seguro Social social security

https://www.ccss.sa.cr/hospitales?v=5
Central 26902300
26902302
26902301
26909700

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hospital  Centro Nacional de Rehabilitación Humberto Araya Rojas - San Jose
https://www.ccss.sa.cr/hospitales?v=1

Central 22328233
22201336
22321133
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hospital  Hospital de las Mujeres Adolfo Carit Eva - San Jose
https://www.ccss.sa.cr/hospitales?v=3
Central 25235900
25235902
25235927
25235900
25235963


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hospital  Hospital Fernando Escalante Pradilla - San Jose

https://www.ccss.sa.cr/hospitales?v=6
Central 27850700
27710874
27850750
27710318
27850757
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hospital  Hospital México - San Jose
https://www.ccss.sa.cr/hospitales?v=18
Central 22426700
22426817
22426534
22321285


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hospital  Hospital Nacional de Geriatría y Gerontología Raúl Blanco Cervantes - San Jose
https://www.ccss.sa.cr/hospitales?v=20
Central 25422100
25227700

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hospital  Hospital Nacional de Niños Carlos Sáenz Herrera
https://www.ccss.sa.cr/hospitales?v=21
Central 25233600
22231601
22481287
22217811

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hospital  Hospital Nacional Psiquiátrico Manuel Antonio Chapuí y Torres - San Jose

https://www.ccss.sa.cr/hospitales?v=22
Central 22426300
22902597
22316269
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hospital  Hospital Rafael Ángel Calderón Guardia - San Jose
https://www.ccss.sa.cr/hospitales?v=9
Central 22121000
22121200
22121100
22121227
22121196

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hospital  Hospital San Juan de Dios - San Jose
https://www.ccss.sa.cr/hospitales?v=25
Central 25478000
25478210
25478919
25478007
25478196

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Central telefónica
25390000
Extensiones 6221 o 6222

 

 

hospital Ebais - Clinics - CAJA

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Ebais - Matapalo
26538485 ?

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Ebais - Brasilito - CABO VELAS
Wednesday Thursday Friday 7am - 3pm
2654 4848

CCSS has been hacked. Problems at the ebais in Cabo Velas - was not able to see a doctor or make a doctors appt.  Problems with getting medications.


EBAIS BRASILITO

ESTIMADO USUARIOS LAS RECETAS QUE SE DEPOSITEN EN EL BUZON DESPUES DE LAS 10:00 AM QUEDARAN PARA RETIRAR LOS MEDICAMENTOS AL DIA SIGUIENTE.

DEAR USERS, THE PRESCRIPTIONS THAT ARE DEPOSITED IN THE MAILBOX AFTER 10:00 AM WILL REMAIN TO REMOVE THE MEDICINES THE FOLLOWING DAY.

EBAIS BRASILITO
Brasilito - Cabo Velas.

HORARIO DE FARMACIA - PHARMACY HOURS
Miercoles/Jueves 
Wednesday/Thursday
- Mañana 
Morning
Atencion de 8:30 AM a 10:45 AM
- Tarde  
Afternoon
Atencion de 2:30 PM a 3:30 PM

Viernes 
Friday
- Mañana 
Morning
Atencion de 8:30 AM a 10:45 AM
- Tarde  
Afternoon
Atencion de 1:30 PM a 2:30 PM


Informacion Importante   Important information

- Recetas Copias:
 - Prescription Copies:
Unicamente se reciben los dias miercoles y jueves en la mañana hasta 10:30 AM, las recetas traidas despues de esta hora los medicamentos seran entregados el dia siguiente.
They are only received on Wednesday and Thursday morning until 10:30 AM, prescriptions brought after this time, medications will be delivered the next day.

- Retiro de medicamentos:  
- Withdrawal of medications:
Ud. cuenta con 8 dias para el retiro de sus medicamentos, de lo contrario reintegrados.
You have 8 days to pick up your medications, otherwise they will be reinstated.

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Ebais - Villareal
2653 0736 


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Doctors - CAJA

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Juan Daniel Sibaja Jiménez CAJA Seguro Social social security
Endocrinología
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Dr. Jeison Aguilar CAJA Seguro Social social security
Ortopedia y Traumatología
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Dr. Mendez CAJA Seguro Social social security
Office 26534141 26531542 26530611
cell 88298009 Villa Real
10.303431011501928, -85.8030743275003 google map coordinates
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Adrián Alberto Castro Madrigal
Gyno
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Medical Insurance

 

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See MediSmart above in "Private".  MediSmart used at Hospital Metropolitano.  See Above.
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INS


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 Embassy

US Embassy
25192000
after hours
22203127
US Embassy

Phone: (506) 2519 2000
Address: Vía 104, Calle 98, San José
Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
American Citizens Services: (506) 2519-2590
Fraud prevention Department: (506) 2519-2117
Duty Officer (after business hours): (506) 2519-2000
(Dial zero and ask for the Duty officer)

United States Embassy Information
US Embassy acssanjose@state.gov 2519-2000

To register crime complaints: Contact Costa Rica’s Tourism Commission or by phone at 800-TURISMO from Costa Rica or 011-506-2299-5800 from the U.S. Email: contactenos@ict.go.cr

Consular Assistance to U.S. Crime Victims:
When a U.S. citizen is the victim of a crime overseas, he or she may suffer from physical, emotional or financial injuries. It can be more difficult because the victim may be in unfamiliar surroundings and may not know the local language or customs. Consular officers, consular agents, and local employees at overseas posts know local government agencies and resources in the country where they work.

We can help:
Replace a stolen passport
Contact family, friends, or employers
Obtain appropriate medical care
Address emergency needs that arise as a result of the crime
Explain the local criminal justice process
Obtain information about your case
Connect you to local and U.S.-based resources to assist victims of crime
Obtain information about any local and U.S. victim compensation programs available
Provide a list of local lawyers who speak English

We cannot:
Investigate crimes
Provide legal advice or represent you in court
Serve as official interpreters or translators
Pay legal, medical, or other fees for you

If you are the victim of a crime overseas:
Contact the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate:
Consular officers are available for emergency assistance 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.
Contact information for U.S. Embassies and Consulates overseas can be found here or by going to our individual Country Specific Information pages.
To contact the Department of State in the U.S. call 1-888-407-4747 (from the U.S. or Canada) or (202) 501-4444 (from overseas).
Contact the local police to report the incident and get immediate help. Request a copy of the police report.

Canada
22424400

Canadian Embassy
Teléfono: (506) 22424400
Fax: (506) 22424410
sjcra@international.gc.ca
Canadian Embassy
Phone: (506) 2242 4400
Address: Sabana Sur, Edificio Oficentro Ejecutivo, atrás
de la Contraloría,San José,1007, Provincia de San José,
San José
Hours: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Web site: https://travel.gc.ca/assistance/emergency-assistance
Email: sos@international.gc.ca
Emergency phone: +1 613 996 8885 (call collect
where available)

United Kingdom Embassy
Phone: (506) 2258 2025
Address: Edificio Centro Colón, Paseo Colón, Provincia
de San José, San José
Hours: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 12:30 – 4:00 PM
Website: www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/costa-rica
Email: costarica.consulate@fco.gov.uk

French Embassy
Phone: (506) 2234 4167
Address: A022, San José, Curridabat
Hours: 7:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Email: ambafrcr@gmail.com

Spanish Embassy
Phone: (506) 2222 1933
Address: Calle 32, San José
Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Email: emb.sanjose@maec.es
Emergency assistance: (506) 6050 9853

Venezuelan Embassy
Phone: (506) 2220 3704, 2220 3708
Address: San Pedro, Los Yoses, 50 metros antes de
finalizar la avenida 10.
Email: embv.crsjo@mppre.gob.ve  and
embavenezuelacostarica@gmail.com
Hours: 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM, 1:30 – 3:30 PM

 

To register crime complaints: Contact Costa Rica’s Tourism Commission or by phone at 800-TURISMO from Costa Rica or 011-506-2299-5800 from the U.S. Email: contactenos@ict.go.cr

 

 Veterinarians

pets
Cesar Dr. (Vet) Garcia
26650545

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Hospital Veterinario Cavallini  
Tamarindo
26529009   26530180
on way to tamarindo
open everyday
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Hospital Tranquila Vet 
https://tranquilavet.com  (new under construction)
100 mts oeste de la intersección Huacas Brasilito Huacas, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
47005500
Emergency 83329499
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 Barbara's Pet Shop & Dive Shop
Barbara Deppe`s Pet Supplies & Animal Refuge
quality food & accessories for dogs, cats, fish, birds
all purchases will support the rescued animals
open daily from 9 am - 6 pm

Diving Tours
26544148
close to BCR
DONATE  Barbara's PayPal  voicefor4legs@gmail.com
  paypal 

barbara.s.animalrescuecenter@gmail.com
- next to Costa Rica Diving - close to BCR Flamingo bank

Barbara's Animal Rescue & Pet Shop Facebook
Costa Rica Diving  Barbara & Harald
barbara.s.animalrescuecenter@gmail.com  
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Dr. Melissa Best, before Beachside clinic and on the opposite side of the street
Vet on way to playa grande new Us trained call office
47005500
84829230
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Vet Nicoya
Dr. Delay
2685-3492
8332-9499
Office in Nicoya
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Dr Karla Carvajal 
Clinica y Farmacia Veterinaria Dra. Carvajal
100 Norte del Cruce de Tamarindo hacia Huacas
Villareal, Guanacaste
26530796
26530796
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 Types of Police

   Policías de Costa Rica

Ministerio de Seguridad de Costa Rica
https://www.seguridadpublica.go.cr/
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  https://news.outlierlegal.com/2022/03/07/cops-in-costa-rica-types-of-police-forces-and-what-they-do/

Fuerza Pública
- Fuerza Pública is the national police of CR. It operates under the Ministry of Public Security.
- Blue and black uniforms, white letters “Policía” other side “Fuerza Pública”. Vehicles usually white with blue letters. Shield shows a police officer with two children and the flag of Costa Rica.
- Some of its responsibilities are to execute the national security policies to defend the Constitution, the national sovereignty and integrity, and the maintenance of public order. It also protects the goods, rights and freedoms of citizens, and cooperates with local governments, State institutions, public service entities and communities in general.
Most widespread police force in Costa Rica. It is present in all of the country’s provinces, has six national directorates, and has twelve regional boards. It has specialized units, such as Operation Support Group (GAO), the Police Intervention Unit (UIP), and the Special Support Unit (UEA).
As with many civilian police forces, the mission of the Public Force is to prevent and suppress crime.

   Immigration Police Policía de Migración
 
The Public Force has an Immigration Police that is attached to the General Directorate of Immigration (DGME). The law says that this police force has the competence to control and monitor the entry of people into the national territory, or their exit from it, as well as the permanence and activities that foreigners carry out in the national territory.

GAO
The GAO is a group of more than 100 officers of the Public Force that usually work in the San José metropolitan area in conjunction with the Transit Police, the OIJ and other police bodies of the country. As their name implies, it is a support group to different police delegations and operatives, and they as well do perimeter security in raids and support in riots or assaults, among other functions.

   Policía de Transito
The Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MOPT) has its own police force. The Transit Police is exclusively focused on the control and the regulation of traffic on Costa Rican streets and highways. Therefore, these agents can alert other police forces about other types of crimes, but they can’t necessarily act on them.

- Transit Police of Costa Rica cannot operate undercover. Agents have to wear their uniform all of the time when on duty, and they should be in visible locations on the side of the road. Public Force agents are not allowed to monitor and act on traffic violations.

Uniform is black and white. Motorcycles are white and on the rare occasion they operate on cars, those are blue.

   OIJ - Organismo de Investigación Judicial
The Judicial Investigation Department (OIJ) works under the Supreme Court of Justice of Costa Rica, the judiciary system of the country. It is an auxiliary entity that helps in criminal investigations, so its job is mostly about identification and apprehension of alleged offenders, provided it has a court order signed by a judge that justifies its acts.

The OIJ officers also make reports about the evidence they gather for criminal investigations, and are responsible for collecting such evidence. It can both act on complaints about supposed criminal actions or because a competent authority gave it the order to act in the context of a criminal investigation.

The uniform of the OIJ police force consists of vests and black t-shirts with legends like “OIJ” or “Poder Judicial” in yellow letters. However, the most common thing is for them to work undercover.

Municipal Police
The Public Force is the national police of Costa Rica, but towns or municipalities also have their own regional law enforcement bodies. The country is divided into 83 cantons, but not all of them have their own Municipal Police. In reality, there are only 34 regional police forces, located in the seven provinces of the country.

The province of San José has thirteen regional police bodies, Alajuela has four, Heredia has eight, Cartago has four, Guanacaste has two, Puntarenas has one, and Limón has two. They usually operate in towns that have a high population density. Cantons with no Municipal Police are protected only by the Public Force.

Costa Rica has around 1.000 agents working for a Municipal Police. Their uniforms and the design of the vehicles vary from town to town, but they are almost always different to other police bodies present in the country, so that they are not confused with other forces. The Municipal Police is an auxiliary of the Public Force.

Some of its attributions are to fulfill the surveillance and control purposes of communal services and assets, to ensure compliance with the responsibilities and obligations of the commercial venues, to apply the municipal legislation and its provisions, and to carry out surveillance and security actions in coordination with the Public Force.

Turistica