What is the local currency?
The currency in Costa Rica is Colones (CRC), however, you can also pay with US dollars.
Should I change money before I go?
It is best to change your money before you leave in order to secure a good rate, however, it will be possible to change your money locally at the airport. Do let your Flash Pack guide know if you would like help with this.
How much should I budget per day for extras?
Around $30-50 a day should be plenty, but this is guidance only as you know your spending patterns better than we do.
Is it customary to tip?
A tip of around $5per day for the Pack Leader would be appreciated but is not at all compulsory. Many Flashpackers choose to keep a kitty and give this to the Pack Leader at the end of the trip.
For restaurants and bars, it’s normal to tip around 10%, but this is at your own discretion.