Luckily in Costa Rica the emergency number is 911. They speak English and are quite helpful. The problem though, is where are you?
Costa Rica has one of the trickiest address and direction systems in Central America. Even though, technically, the streets have names on them, no one uses those names.
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LEARN YOUR ADDRESS, THE COSTA RICA WAY, OF EACH HOTEL YOU STAY AT!