Something many visitors to Costa Rica find convenient is the fact that U.S. dollars are accepted virtually everywhere. This means you won’t have to waste a lot of time converting your cash into Costa Rican colones before you can start shopping.
Should I take cash to Costa Rica?
Using US Cash
US dollars are widely accepted in Costa Rica. Bring smaller bills like $1, $5, $10 and $20 bills. The bills will need to be in good condition as they will not be accepted if they are ripped or torn. The larger the bill, the more perfect it needs to be.
What is the best currency to take to Costa Rica?
US dollars are generally accepted by merchants in Costa Rica. In fact, many Costa Ricans hold their savings in dollars due to the currency’s stability and status as an international reserve currency. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you, as a traveler, should always use dollars throughout Costa Rica.
How much is $1 U.S. in Costa Rica?
Convert US Dollar to Costa Rican Colon
|1 USD||641.973 CRC|
|5 USD||3,209.86 CRC|
|10 USD||6,419.73 CRC|
|25 USD||16,049.3 CRC|
How much cash can you bring into Costa Rica?
While there are no restrictions to importing and exporting local currency and US dollars, anyone with more than US$10,000 or equivalent must declare the amount they are carrying. Failing to declare may see your money being seized.
Can I use my US debit card in Costa Rica?
Bank or debit cards in an ATM are the recommended way to access your funds while traveling in Costa Rica. … Debit and Bank cards are convenient, safe and quick. You’ll generally pay between 0 and 1% exchange commission, plus flat fees of $US 1-3 per transaction.