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Current exchange rate for US dollars

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Current exchange rate for US dollars

We are wondering what the current exchange rate is for the US dollar. We will be flying into liberia and then heading fortuna and tamarindo. Also, where is the best place to exchange? Thanks!

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1. Re: Current exchange rate for US dollars

1 USD = 490 CRC http://www.oanda.com/currency/converter/ An ATM is the simplest way to get cash, and at the interbank rate. Otherwise any bank, you may have to wait in line a little. If you plan to use your ATM or CC's, always good to notify the bank/CC before your trip so they won't put a hold on your account.

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2. Re: Current exchange rate for US dollars

The exchange rate today from the Banco de Costa Rica is 493 colones to the dollar.

To get cash, you can use one of the ATM's at the airport before you exit the terminal. Don't use the exchange booth there unless you are only getting a few dollars changed -- the rate will be horrible. Typically, in the 460 to the dollar range.

Most places will also accept US dollars and if you bring them, don't bring anything larger than 20's and make sure the bills are in good condition with no tears or writing. If you are paying your hotel or some tours with cash, you can use larger bills for that, but most places will not accept anything larger than 20's.

Good advice from Midori about notifying your credit card company or bank that you will be using the card out of the country.

Edited: 03 May 2013, 14:06
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3. Re: Current exchange rate for US dollars

Here's a site that reports daily exchange rates for all agencies in CR …bccr.fi.cr/IndicadoresEconomicos/Cuadros/fr…

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4. Re: Current exchange rate for US dollars

AS you go on the main road to the beach, at the "Do It Center" there is a small bank "financiera desyfin" they have the best exchange rate. You have to go on normal office hours , monday- friday.

Set aside a day for a trip to Rincon de la Vieja, less than 30 minutes from Liberia Airport. The volcano is active and there is lots to do, waterfalls, hot springs, nature and adventure and volcanic activity.

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5. Re: Current exchange rate for US dollars

Thank you for the suggestions and information. We leave tomorrow and of course, did not think of this until last night!

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