Since dollars are widely accepted the most convenient and economical way to carry and spend money might be to stick 5 000 00 u s. Bills come in 1000 2000 5000 10 000 20 000 and 50 000 colón notes while coins come in denominations of five 10 20 25 50 100 and 500 colones.
Another option is to try group travel.
How much money to take to costa rica. The car rental and tours took up a good chunk of the budget but we did relatively well with our budget. As of 2011 the costa rica guide suggests allowing 15 to 35 per person daily for budget travel up to 55 for moderate travel and up to 200 for luxury. Three main factors determine the best way to access funds while traveling in costa rica.
How much does it cost to transfer money to costa rica. The costa rican currency is the colón plural colones named after cristóbal colón christopher columbus. To send money in usd to costa rica you pay a small flat fee of 10 49 usd 1 3 of the amount that s converted you ll always see the total cost upfront.
Some payment methods have an added fee but that s usually tiny too. Per person the total cost of this 1 week costa rica trip came out to be around 750 usd including food gas and souvenirs and this is without airfare.