What is the currency in Costa Rica?
Costa Rican Colon is the currency of Costa Rica. It is best for tourists to take American dollars with them (there may be problems with the exchange of euros and the exchange rate will be too low). Currency can be changed at banks, exchange offices, hotels. Usually, banks will offer you the most favorable exchange rate.
Since 2012, the bills have a colorful new design inspired by the wild animals of Costa Rica, featuring new designs featuring sloth, hummingbird, morpho butterfly and a grizzly capuchin monkey. This innovative design was also created using new materials to help visually impaired people distinguish between bills.
In circulation, there are banknotes: 1000 columns of series A and B (red, polymer), 2000 columns (blue with Mauro Fernandez Acuna on one side and bull shark on the back), 5000 columns of series A and B (yellow with Alfredo Gonzalez Flores on one side and the monkey capuchin on the back), 10,000 colones (green), 20,000 colones and 50,000 colones. The country’s monetary circulation involves coins in denominations of 500, 100, 50, 25, 20, 10, 5 and 1 columns.