I’ve created this Cheat Sheet to assit you on your trip to Costa Rica
Exchanging Money from Dollars to Colones
The best place to get your colones is in Costa Rica at a bank which will give you the best exchange rate. When you go to the bank, bring your passport and not a copy. You will not be permitted to wear sunglasses or hats in the bank. Here is the current exchange rate with Banco Nacional.
Should I Use Colones, Dollars or Credit Cars When Making a Purchase?
When shopping for sourvieers, some of the shops in town will allow haggling so having cash on hand is good – dollars or colones. When charging your purchase, charge in Colones and your bank will give you the best conversion from your home country. Always notify your credit card company when leaving your country.