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March 22, 2017

What is the local currency of Costa Rica?

The Colon is the currency of Costa Rica, although American Dollars and credit cards are certainly welcome.  It is advisable to purchase goods in the local currency, as some shop owners may not provide the best exchange rates.

Visa card is generally more accepted than Mastercard.  There are two ATMs available in Flamingo at Banco de Costa Rica and at the Banco Nacional.


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