How to send money to Costa Rica
Find out how to send money to Costa Rica with the best rate in 4 easy steps
1. Make sure the Costa Rican colon mid-market rate is favorable
Converting your money on a day where the exchange rate is favorable can help you save money. Follow the mid-market exchange rate and validate your transaction when the CRC rate gets to a specific level.
2. Select the best deal by comparing all the available money transfer providers.
We compare many money transfer companies to transfer money to Costa Rica, such as TransferWise, Western Union, MoneyGram, Xendpay, WorldRemit. Selecting the best provider from the available options is the best way to save on costs.
3. Choose the best money transfer company for your specific needs
Do you need to send money to Costa Rica at the lowest overall cost, with the highest speed of transfer or with the provider with the best ratings?
In addition, you may want to have a look at the pay-in and pay-out methods. You can have money transfer providers allowing you to transfer the money directly from your bank account, others will also give you the option to pay by debit and credit cards. In Costa Rica, you often have to decide if you want the money to be sent directly to the recipient's bank account or received in cash (from an agent location).
4. Sign up and start your transaction to Costa Rica with the provider of your choice
Now is the time to sign up on the provider's website - be prepared to provide an ID and/or a proof of adress - and provide the details of your transfer.