Costa Rica

Drinking age in

Costa Rica


See below for more details on drinking age and alcohol purchase age in

Costa Rica

This is not legal advice. Check with local law enforcement what is the legal drinking age BEFORE drinking or purchasing alcohol while in the country.

More information:

Click here: Wikipedia Legal Drinking Age

Alcohol Purchase Age

On Premise 18
Off Premise No Information

Alcohol Drinking Age

In Private No Information
In Public No Information

Legal details

If at any point in the page above you find “No information” it means there is no specific mention in the legislation, but you still need to ask local law enforcement before drinking in .

The law prohibits the sale of alcohol to a minor (anyone under the age of 18 years). Selling alcohol to a minor will be punished with a fine equivalent to ten basic salaries. Whoever permits minors to maintain in any establishment which main purpose is to sell alcohol beverages, will be sanctioned with a fine equivalent to five salaries. It is not prohibited for minors to buy, attempt to buy or consume alcohol.

You can find more legal details and links here:Wikipedia Legal Drinking Age