What kind of money/currency do we bring?
Besides local Costa Rican colon, American dollars are widely accepted throughout Costa Rica. Use this currency converter to check current exchange rates:
At Banana Azul we accept Visa, MasterCard, US$ cash and Costa Rican colones. We do not accept Traveller's Checks, Canadian Dollars or Euro. You’ll have to exchange in town at a money exchange or local bank. But, be prepared... Anything outside US $ currency, you will get killed on exchange rate.
For best possible exchange rates, always go to a local bank. However, you must have your physical passport (not a copy) to do the exchange. Do not buy Costa Rica colons at the airport. The exchange rate is extortionate.