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Central Bank of Costa Rica


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The Central Bank of Costa Rica (Spanish: Banco Central de Costa Rica) is the central bank of Costa Rica.


Being a central bank recognized by the Costa Rican society and the international community for its efficiency, transparency and credibility in keeping inflation low and stable.

In pursuit of its mission, and to maintain the economy’s internal and external balance, the goals and operating objectives of the Central Bank of Costa Rica are as follows:

  Maintain internal stability of the national currency, seeking to turn the full employment of productive resources.
  Maintain external stability of the national currency and ensure their free conversion to other currencies.
  Promote a stable system of financial intermediation, efficient and competitive.

  Enhance the efficiency of domestic payments system and maintain normal function.
  Ensure the operational excellence of the institution, understood as the execution of functions essential to the fulfillment of institutional objectives to the best possible cost and under acceptable risk.

In achieving the objectives as mentioned above, the Bank commits itself to providing effective support functions through a sound banking and financial control system, appropriate information system and the development of competent and qualified staff.

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Central Bank of Costa Rica
HQ Address: Central Avenue and First Calles 2 and 4
San José
Costa Rica
Telephone: +506 2243 3333
Swift Code: BCCRCRSJ
Currency: Costa Rican Colon
Banking Hours:
Monday - Friday : 9.00 am - 3:00 pm


Similar to other Central Banks in the world, the functions of Central Bank of Costa Rica include providing banking services to the Government of Costa Rica and financial institutions, issuing the domestic currency, regulating commercial banks and other financial institutions, providing economic advice to the Government, conducting research and publishing information on monetary and other economic developments. Only notes and coins issued by the Central Bank shall be legal tender in Costa Rica.

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