Costa Rican Currency

Going to Costa Rica and needs to know the name of the Costa Rican money unit or just need to know what is the exchange rate for $1000 American dollars in Costa Rican currency?

Use the links on this page to learn more about the local money used in Costa Rica, currency symbol, notes and more.


Costa Rican Currency Exchange Rate Today

Costa Rica Money

  • The local money used in Costa Rica is Colon.

  • The currency symbol of the Costa Rican money is .

  • The Costa Rican currency code is CRC.

  • The Colon Notes: The Costa Rican currency notes are made up of 1000, 2000, 5000, 10000 and 20000 colones.

  • The Colon Coins: 1 Colon is made up of 100 Centimes. Costa Rican Centime Coins go from 5, 10, 25, 50, 100 and 500 colones.

What is the best currency to use in Costa Rica? Naturally it is best to convert your currency to Costa Rican money and use the local Colon as it is accepted everywhere in Costa Rica. US dollars and other major currencies like Stirling Pound or Swiss Franc are not readily accepted in most business establishments, however some major hotel chains, restaurants and shops may accept US dollars at an agreed upon exchange rate.

Are credit cards widely accepted in Costa Rica? Popular credit cards, like Mastercard and Visa, are generally accepted within Costa Rica (at hotels, restaurants, shops, travel agencies etc.). American Express is less common and can attract surcharges if you are able to use in an establishment - therefore check before you use it.

What is the exchange rate for Colon to US Dollars?

Foreign exchange rates are often changing and in most days by the minute.

Therefore it's important to ask for the the today's money exchange rate for US Dollar to Costa Rican Colon before ordering the Colon you need for your up coming trip at American Dollar to Colon Exchange Rate Today.

What is the exchange rate for Colon to Stirling Pound?

Foreign exchange rates are always changing and in most cases by the minute.

It’s important to check the today's money exchange rate for British Pound to Costa Rican Colon before buying the Colon you need for your up coming trip at Stirling Pound to Colon Exchange Rate Today.