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Money Exchange

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Money Exchange

I need someone's help. I have been planning a trip to Costa Rica for months. I have made our hotel reservations and today I got my AmEx bill. We reserved a room at the Mango Moon at MA. I understood that they would bill me for one night in advance. That's fine. I also understood the rate to be $250 but my AmEx says $601.11. Is there some currency thing I don't understand? I can't afford a hotel at that rate! I did a currency exchange thing online with colones and that came up way less. So I don't know what might be up with this. I'm freaking out!! Will someone tell me please, when you see hotel rates online are those American dollars??

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1. Re: Money Exchange

Give them a call to straighten it out ... there is definitely a miscalculation. Colones to dollars right now is approx. 530=$1 Even at $250/night plus tax at 16.39%, it would not total anything close to $601 (not even two nights calculates to that!) Good luck! Lisa

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2. Re: Money Exchange

The taxes are 16.39% on your hotel stay in CR (but that is about to change) and a quick back of the envelope calculations sounds like you got charged for two nights?

Credomatic, the local Credit Card processor is tough on the card holder so be careful in what you sign!

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