How much money should i take with me to Costa Rica?
Question by Kate M: How much money should i take with me to Costa Rica?
I’m considering going to Costa Rica next summer for about a month for a work program. I would have a place to stay and most of my meals would be provided. I would be working in the mornings, but would have evenings and weekends off to explore. Around how much should I expect to spend while I’m there? I’m planning to spend money on zip lining trips but that’s probably it, unless I find something else exciting. =D
Answer by Orange
I would say that you’ll need $ 1500-2000 for a month. But I wouldn’t bring that much cash. Will you have a safe in your room? If not, I would not bring more than a couple of hundred and use ATM’s when needed. Check with your bank what fees they charge and let them know your travel dates, so they don’t freeze your card if you try to use it overseas.
That may seem like a lot, but it’s not. You will want to go out after work, so you will need to pay for taxis (never walk around after dark), drinks, and good restaurants. You willnot stay locked up in your room while in CR. You will go out more than you know. And CR is not cheap either. It may be a poor country, but the prices for everything are relatively high.
FYI-Zip lines (canopy tour) costs $ 75-100, depending on location and length.
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