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Airport departure taxe San Jose

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Ottawa, Canada
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Airport departure taxe San Jose

Is there a departure taxe at the airport?

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Cahuita, Costa Rica
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1. Re: Airport departure taxe San Jose

Yes. You'll find all you need here: tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g291982-i813-k6143…

Costa Rica
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2. Re: Airport departure taxe San Jose

There is a $29 departure tax. It's best to pay in cash since a credit card charge will result in a cash advance on your card. You can pay in dollars or colones or a mixture.

It's really fast - when you go into the terminal, it will be on your right and there are quite a few agents so really no waiting. Your receipt will have a form with that that you have to fill out so have a pen handy and your information about your flight as well as you passport number. You will need to pay your departure tax before you can stand in line for check-in with your airline.

You can also pay your departure tax ahead of time at some hotels (who will charge you a fee) and at many offices of the Banco de Costa Rica.

Toronto, Canada
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3. Re: Airport departure taxe San Jose

Is it possible to pay the tax on arrival at the airport?

Slovenia
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4. Re: Airport departure taxe San Jose

Yes, of course it is. Go to departure, booths are located on the left side of the departure area.

Costa Rica
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5. Re: Airport departure taxe San Jose

To pay your departure tax upon arrival, you will need to exit the terminal and then make your way upstairs to the departure area. As you enter the departure area, turn right, not left (Sorry xelas.......) In other words, it's on the "street side" of the terminal, across from the airline check-ins.

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