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Departure Tax

If you are leaving by airplane, there is a $26 departure tax, which is not included in your ticket, that can be paid in U.S. dollars or Costa Rican colones. However, you don't necessarily have to deal with the lines and paperwork at the end of your trip. You can pay the departure tax upon arrival with cash or a visa transaction. Using a credit card will cost you more in the end because they will charge it as a cash advance. Some hotels may offer the purchase of the exit stamps as well. Just don't lose the form during your trip that shows you paid the departure tax because it should have the migration form on the back, which needs to be completed before check-in. As always, arrive with plenty of time before the flight for baggage check-in and security.

Here are some related tips to help plan your trip to Costa Rica: Getting To and Away from Paso Canoas, Train, Getting To and Away from Golfito, Getting To and Away from Drake Bay, Getting to and away from Santa Teresa, Getting Around, Bike, Getting Around, Costa Rica Car Rental and Getting To and Away from Piedras Blancas.

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13 Oct 2010

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