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Best location to exchange currency

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Best location to exchange currency

Where is the best place to exchange US dollars for Colons?

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1. Re: Best location to exchange currency

The best place will ALWAYS be at a bank.

On the other hand, you can just use an ATM to get colones.

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2. Re: Best location to exchange currency

The ATM in Dominical is located at Plaza Pacifica on the jungle side of the Costanera in Dominical. There is a BCR branch there, too. If you cannot get to the bank or the ATM, its pretty easy to use dollars here. Almost all stores and restaurants in the area will happily take your dollars and give you change in colones. You can ask about the exchange rate in advance if you are worried. The grocery stores have computerized cash registers which will display your costs in colones and perform the conversion to dollars at a rate which is not much different from the bank rate. Best to not bring bills larger larger than a $50 - $20's even better.

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3. Re: Best location to exchange currency

Since you are wondering what the best location for currency exchange is, you might also want to pay attention to the worst- mainly because you will most certainly encounter it if you happen to fly into SJO.

Do NOT exchange money at the exchange booth at baggage claim. It is, by far, the worst exchange rate anywhere in the country.

Don't be tempted by the convenience of having a currency exchange right there...

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