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Embassy of Costa Rica in Mexico City

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The Embassy of Costa Rica in Mexico is just about directly north of the Angel of Independence in the middle of the Colonia Cuauhtémoc. The embassy is on Río Poo between Ríos Pánuco and Lerma. Costa Rican citizens, or Ticos, in their own parlance, receive identity cards, passports, and similar consular procedures and assistance.

The two countries share a very long history. During the colonial period, Costa Rica was administered from Mexico City. With Mexican independence, Costa Rica briefly became part of the First Mexican Empire. In 1823, the empire was dissolved. Costa Rica joined El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua in Federal Republic of Central America. That Federation lasted until just 1838. Mexico’s diplomatic relations with an independent Costa Rica date from that year.

With the 44-day Costa Rican Civil War in 1848, Mexico joined Chile, Panama and the USA at the Mexican Embassy in San José. “The Pact of the Mexican Embassy” is still known for having ended the hostilities and ushering Costa Rica into the modern era.

Mexico has been enriched by long stays of many of Costa Rica’s most talented natives. The singer Chavela Vargas (1919–2012) lived in Mexico for more than 70 years. She’s best known for having sung Mexican Ranchera music, although she performed in all kinds of genres. And Mexico City is still heavily adorned in the work of sculptor Francisco Zúñiga (1912–1998). Zúñiga’s monumental works can be found all over Mexico, and Mexico City.

Costa Rica and Mexico have co-signed numerous bilateral agreements covering security, tourism, and trade among other areas. Mexican companies like América Móvil, Cemex, Bimbo and others play important roles in the Costa Rican economy. And Costa Rica exports things like electronic circuits, processors, and palm oil. Mexico sends back medicines and medicinal ingredients, and animal feeds.

Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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