Costa Rica

At national level (capital)

At local level 

  • Operation modalities
  • Special service(s)/telephone(s)/hotline(s) to denounce the incidents and practices of child sex tourism.
    • Tel: 800 226 26 26 

  • General service(s)/telephone(s)/hotline(s) to receive all sorts of complaints.
    • Tel: 911 

  • Not free of charge
  • Operating from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Denouncers can maintain anonymity
  • Organization responsible for the services/telephones/hotlines:
    • Patronato de la Infancia, Oficina de Atención Inmediata.

  • Emergency hotline
  • Local Patronatio Nacional de la Infancia offices are listed in the Public Phonebook in other localities.
    • Tel: 800 226 26 26 

Sr. Rodrigo CASTRO FONSECA
Ministro de Turismo Instituto Costarricense de Turismo
Avenida 4, Calles 5 y 7
Tel:+506 222 61 52
Fax: +506 223 51 07
e-mail: [email protected]

Representative in case of absence:

Sr. Luis Roberto RAMÍREZ MESÉN
Asesor de la Gerencia Instituto Costarricense de Turismo
Avenida 4, Calles 5 y 7
Tel:+506 223 28 14
e-mail: [email protected]

Other related body:

Sra. Rosalía GIL FERNÁNDEZ
Ministra de Niñez y Adolescencia Patronato Nacional de la Infancia
Costado Norte de los Tribunales de Justicia
Tel:+506 222 86 20
Fax:+506 233 10 15
e-mail: [email protected]

Representative in case of absence:

Sra. Ana Teresa LEÓN
Gerente Técnica Patronato Nacional de la Infancia
Costado Norte de los Tribunales de Justicia
Tel:+506 222 86 20
Fax:+506 233 10 15
e-mail: [email protected]