How to use plugs from Cuba in Costa Rica
Plugs, sockets, adapters and other information needed for travelling from Cuba to Costa Rica in this page. If you want a report for other countries, re-start the wizard to find to electric adapters for your trip here.
Quick Chart at-a-glance
|Plugs Type:||A, B, C, L.||A, B.|
If you are an electrical savvy, perhaps the previous chart is all you need. If this is not the case, you can continue reading and discover what the chart is saying!
Plugs and Sockets at each country
In Cuba the following plugs are used: (and Havana, Santiago, Cienfuegos, Holguín, Varadero, Camagüey.)
|Plug Type A||Plug Type B||Plug Type C||Plug Type L|
|Outlet Type A||Outlet Type B||Outlet Type C||Outlet Type L|
Considerations for the Cuba
We have been informed about new buildings in Cuba using 220V instead of 110V. We could not verify this information enough in order to update our database. Nevertheless, please do exercise special care as connecting a 110V device into a 220V outlet will very likely destroy the electric-device and it is dangerous.
... and in Costa Rica you will use: (and Cocos Island, Arenal, Tortuguero, San José, Puerto Limón, La Fortuna, Playa Tamarindo.)
|Plug Type A||Plug Type B|
|Outlet Type A||Outlet Type B|
The voltage is not exact, but the difference is usually tolerable by electrical devices. Its mostly safe to plug your electrical apparatus from Cuba in Costa Rica without a voltage adapter. If you have any concerns with a special device i.e. a medical device, you probably want to seek further professional help.
Some connectors are used in both countries
You will be able to plug the devices directly in Costa Rica (please read other sections of this reports in regards to voltage, etc.). Perhaps you will need adapters for some sockets, but it is usually easier to find adapters at destination if your plug is already being used in the country. Sometimes different cities uses different systems, you might need to do a bit more of research. If you find more information please let us know.
Lists of adapters you can use in your travel:
This adapter allows you to use plugs type: C, D, E, F, G, M into outlets type: A, B.
This adapter is probably illegal in some countries, we put it here for educational purposes; it does not have earth connection but it allows earthed plugs to be connected to it. It has no finger-terminal protection. Try to go for a more expensive and safer alternative.
This adapter allows you to use plugs type: C, E, F into outlets type: A, B.
Simple, small and cheap. You can buy half a dozen of them for almost no money and they will not occupy space in your travel bag. its drawback, it does not have earth-connection but it might not be required for some devices.
Adapters you can buy
You can buy the following multi-purpose adapters from Amazon. Please also take a look at the recommended gadgets for your trip.
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