The official language spoken in Costa Rica is Spanish, however on its Caribbean coast the main language is English.
Name: Costa Rican colón
740₡ is approx £1
Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC-06:00)
Fancy a cold one? The typical cost of a domestic beer in Costa Rica is 1,155₡ (approx £1.56) but if you want a taste of home, imported beers will cost around 1,766₡ (approx £2.38).
The cost of a budget meal in Costa Rica is around 4,000₡ on average (approx £5.39). Step it up a notch and have a three course feast in a restaurant? This will set you back 9,000₡ (approx £12.14).
If you're looking to catch a taxi, a normal tariff starts at 640₡ (approx 86p) with each extra km costing around 650₡ (approx 87p).
Public transport in Costa Rica costs around 400₡ (approx 54p) one-way. If you're sticking around a while (why wouldn't you) Get a monthly pass for 29,000₡ (approx £39.11).
The cost of a dorm bed in Costa Rica starts from 4,611₡ (approx £6.22) a night. In need of some peace? A basic room with a private bathroom will cost around 11,527₡ (approx £15.56).
Want a taste of the high life for the night? Stay right on Costa Rica's tropical beaches in a luxury cabin from 46,109₡ (approx £62.18). YOLO...
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