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Huntingdon, Pa
posts: 96
reviews: 7

We will be in Manuel Antonio for 10 days at the end of January.

Just wondering about availability of busnesses taking credit cards and availability of ATM Machines in the area. I do not want to carry a lot of cash. Do most restaurants, supermarkets and excursions in the area take credit card? Should I buy colones or just use dollars for small things like gifts and ceach vendors?

San Jose, Costa Rica
posts: 41,630
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Most places will take your plastic...enough ATMs around...just let your bank know that you will witdrawing money in Costa Rica...

Do not buy or exchange any USD into Colones any where outside of Costa Rica....wait until you are here...


Manuel Antonio...
posts: 621
reviews: 38
2. Re: Finances

Good advice from Roadadvisor......

Tulemar Dave

Manuel Antonio
Destination Expert
for Manuel Antonio National Park
posts: 2,154
3. Re: Finances

There are many ATMs in the area, just check your fees for those. Also, most businesses will take Visa, then MC, and not so much Amex. Some of the tours only take cash (colones or dollars) and are happy to go by the ATM for you. Most people do not change money anymore, they just pay in dollars and get change in colones. If you do change money, best to go to the bank for a better exchange rate, but remember you will need a passport to do this. Do NOT change money in the airport, it is a total ripoff. Enjoy!

Huntingdon, Pa
posts: 96
reviews: 7
4. Re: Finances

Thank you for the great advice

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