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Ways to send money to Costa Rica
Ways to receive money in Costa Rica
Download the Western Union® app and send money to Costa Rica or start a transfer on the move and finish the payment at an agent location.Get the app
Make money transfers to bank accounts2 held with Banco de Costa Rica, Banco Promerica, and more, to make sure your receiver gets direct support.
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Arrange a cash pickup at more than 6001 agent locations in Costa Rica. Send funds to friends and family at a place near them.Find agent locations in Costa Rica
Using your bank details
Cash at an agent location
With a credit2 or debit card
Track your money transfer to Costa Rica in real time.
Save important details and enjoy automated repeat transfers.
Send money to Costa Rica from anywhere on the go, whenever you like.
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If you send money to family and friends in Costa Rica regularly, save their details and schedule transfers in advance. That way, you’ll never miss a payment.Log in to your profile
Send money to Costa Rican bank accounts
It’s quick and easy to transfer funds to major Costa Rican banks. Pay online with a bank transfer, credit2, or debit card, and your money will arrive in Costa Rican Colon.Send money to banks
Send money to Costa Rica from the USA in whichever way is best for you. Transfer online, via the Western Union® app, or in person at an agent location.
Western Union has 150 years of experience in sending money, so you can feel confident using our reliable service.
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Western Union can help you to transfer money to more than 2001 countries and territories. See the full list of available destinations.
You can easily register for free in a few quick steps to start transferring money to Costa Rica today.
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Save the details of friends and family in Costa Rica. Next time you send them funds, all the hard work is already done.
You’ll receive a unique tracking number (MTCN) when you make a money transfer, so you can track your funds in real time.
You can send up to $5,000 to receivers in Costa Rica online or via an agent location. The amount will be converted into Costa Rican colon.
Find out how to send money to Costa Rica by following these steps:
Use your US driver’s license, passport or government-issued ID to register online. Then, you’ll need your receiver’s:
Make sure the receiver’s name and address matches exactly how it appears on their government-issued ID.
Here’s how to send money to Costa Rica in person:
Use our price estimator to find out how much sending money to Costa Rica could cost. Enter how much you want to send in US dollars and choose the currency of the receiver. Then check out the estimated transfer amount and transfer fee4.