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Toilets

  • Public restrooms are rare, but most restaurants and cafes will let you use their facilities, sometimes for a small charge – never more than 500 colones.
  • Bus terminals and other major public buildings usually have toilets, also at a charge.
  • Don’t flush your toilet paper. Costa Rican plumbing is often poor and has very low pressure.
  • Dispose of toilet paper in the rubbish bin inside the bathroom.