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Old Feb 22nd, 2008, 06:28 AM
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Departure Tax/CR

Good day, can anyone advise us on how much the departure tax is on Costa Rica? We will be traveling there in March.
Thank you in advance.
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Old Feb 23rd, 2008, 09:36 AM
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It's $26, you can pay in US Dollars, Colones or with credit card.
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Old Mar 4th, 2008, 12:00 PM
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Also, to avoid long lines on your last day, I would suggest either paying it when you get to Costa Rica on your first day at the airport, or seeing if you can pay it at your hotel. I stayed at the Holiday Inn Aurola in San Jose, and was able to pay for it the night before I left. A big convinience, I assure you! And I think it is about $26 a person if my memory serves me correct.
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Old Mar 4th, 2008, 01:34 PM
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If you pay with a credit card, it gets processed as a cash advance rather than a purchase. That means interest begins accumulating from that moment, along with additional fees. If you can, pay in cash. Just save out $26 or the equivalent in colones for the end of your trip.
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We made the mistake of using a credit card once and picked up a $10 surcharge. Haven't done it since!
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