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If you're travelling to Costa Rica soon you'll want to get the best deal on your Costa Rica Colons. Our free comparison service compares the best Costa Rica Colon rates from the biggest currency suppliers in the UK so you can see at a glance who is offering the top deals. We are currently comparing 13 suppliers selling Costa Rica Colons in the UK with exchange rates ranging from 606.530 to 653.170.
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The Costa Rican Colon is the only currency in the world that is named after a real person: Christopher Columbus. Travellers to Costa Rica should budget about £70 a day because Costa Rica is considered the most expensive of the Central American countries to visit. We see average order values of around £658 (429,785.86CRC, as of Sunday 26th of March 2017) based upon data from 1st of July to 30th of September 2016, worth of Costa Rica Colons with them when visting Costa Rica. That is up from £400 (300,000 CRC based upon our data from 2013).
When you are in Costa Rica you should not wear jewellery or carry large amounts of cash. Take particular care of your belongings in hostels and hotels. Lock valuables in a hotel room safe. You should also not use street money-changers.
The US Dollar is widely accepted all across Costa Rica, but if you are backpacking or trying to do Costa Rica on a budget you should take Colons with you as bus services and street vendors often do not take US Dollars.
If you hold a British passport you don't need a visa to enter Costa Rica for up to 90 days. If you wish to stay for longer than 90 days, or if you plan on working in Costa Rica, you should check the latest entry requirements with the Costa Rican Embassy.
You must provide evidence of onward or return travel upon entry to Costa Rica, otherwise your entry may be refused. In addition all travellers must pay a departure tax of $29 USD when leaving the country by air. You can pay this by cash or card in either US Dollars or Costa Rica Colons.
Over the past week the Costa Rica Colon has increased by 0.49% from last Monday's rate of 649.99 to today's rate of 653.170 which means £750 will buy you ₡2,385.00 more now than it would have a week ago. During this period the best rate we recorded is right now at 653.170 and the worst rate was 645.196 on Tuesday.
The 90 day outlook has seen the Costa Rica Colon rate increase by 2.93% from 634.564 on 27th December 2016 to 653.170 today. Based on these figures, £750 will buy you ₡13,954.50 more today than it would have three months ago. We recorded a high rate of 659.957 on 13th February 2017 and a low rate of 615.027 on 15th January 2017.
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Updated: 23rd March 2017
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