Any money that you do not carry with you should be locked in your room safe.  You can also use an ATM in most destinations.  However, if you plan to use an ATM, you must contact your bank to inform them of your upcoming trip before you come to Costa Rica.

Traveler’s checks can also be used, but will only be accepted by banks, which are typically only open from 9 AM – 3 PM, Monday through Friday.  We do not recommend relying on this outdated system.


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