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Can you pay in US dollars at grocery stores/markets?

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Can you pay in US dollars at grocery stores/markets?

I am wondering if we should exchange american dollars before going to costa rica or are we able to pay in us dollars?

thanks a bunch :)

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11. Re: Can you pay in US dollars at grocery stores/markets?

The only "issue" is to understand what your credit card company will charge you, if anything, for an international transaction.

Otherwise, it's a good idea to check to make sure you are paying for all the gas that was pumped at gas stations. There are no self-service stations so just take a quick look at the pump to make sure you are not being overcharged. It doesn't happen everywhere - but now and again, so good idea just to check.

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13. Re: Can you pay in US dollars at grocery stores/markets?

With the "Credomatic" system, I am seeing lots of smaller stores and restaurants that accept credit cards. But yes - it's always a good idea to carry some cash just in case.

And yes - once you get off the main highways, gas stations will be scarce so that's a good idea to keep the level up.

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14. Re: Can you pay in US dollars at grocery stores/markets?

Thank you all for being so helpful I look forward to our trip in a couple weeks!!

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