The currency of Costa Rica is the Costa Rican colón (CRC). The colón is divided into 100 centimos. Costa Rican colones are abbreviated as “CRC” and are denoted with the symbol “?”. The exchange rate of the colón can vary, so it is a good idea to check the current rate before your trip.
While the colón is the official currency of Costa Rica, US dollars are also widely accepted, especially in tourist areas. It is a good idea to have some US dollars on hand for smaller purchases or in case you need to exchange money, but it is also a good idea to have some colones as well, as not all merchants will accept US dollars. It is also a good idea to check with your bank or credit card company to see what fees, if any, will be charged for using your card in Costa Rica.