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Where can I use the Costa Rican Colón?

The Costa Rican Colón is the official currency of Costa Rica. While US Dollars are widely accepted, changing your currency to Colones is recommended to avoid overpaying for things.

Costa Rica is one of the must-visit travel destinations in the world right now thanks to its reputation as the country to surf, see incredible wildlife like the howler monkey and slow-moving sloth, zipline through Cloud Forests and so much more. 

You'll hear everyone in Costa Rica saying "pura vida", a Spanish phrase which loosely translates to "no worries". In fact, Costa Rica is so harmonious that it hasn't had an army since 1948. You'll experience this relaxed, care-free attitude everywhere you go in the country: people really just love life in Costa Rica. Pura vida!

How much spending money will I need for Costa Rica?

Visitors to Costa Rica often find that it's more expensive than other Central American countries. You probably won't find the cost of eating and drinking out too expensive compared to the UK, but your holiday costs can soon mount up as there are so many bucket list excursions and adventures you'll want to experience while you're there.

Budget your Costa Rica trip

Costa Rica offers a huge amount to see and do. Touch down in San José, Costa Rica's largest city and cultural capital, where you'll find contemporary art galleries, a thriving food scene and an abundance of historic neighbourhoods to explore like the pleasant Barrio Amón. San Jose, while well-worth a visit, is just the jumping-off point to a wealth of natural wonders across the country. 

Popular Costa Rican itineraries often include hiking on the slopes of Volcán Arenal and exploring the epic Monteverde Cloud Forest which is home to over 100 species of mammals, 400 species of birds, and 1,200 species of amphibians and reptiles. Then there's the luscious surf breaks in Mal Pais and Santa Teresa, where you'll find some of the best surfing and most beautiful beaches in the world. No wonder one of the world’s happiest countries ranks number six on the Lonely Planet’s guide of best countries to travel to this year!

Costa Rica's economy has been growing steadily in the past few years. Although it's still known for being a largely agricultural country (Costa Rica is still one of the world's top producers of bananas and coffee), much of this economic growth has been fuelled by the country's reputation as the premier ecotourism destination globally. 

Buy Back

Leftover Costa Rican Colón?

No problem. We'll buy back any notes you have leftover at excellent rates, leaving you with more cash in your pocket (and a tidier desk drawer).

We will buy back up to GBP300 worth of currency per order, as per our terms and conditions.

To request a buy back, email [email protected] with your order number.