Average cost of trip to Costa Rica
Accommodation, food, transport and entertainment costs in Costa RicaUpdated Sept. 21, 2021
How much money are you going to need for your trip to Costa Rica? You should plan to spend around ₡60,318.73 ($107.13) per day on your trip to Costa Rica for one person and ₡75,594.07 ($134.26) for two when traveling. This budget includes accommodation costs for 2 adults in a good 4-star hotel (₡45,043.39 $80.00), lunch in a local restaurant, street food and drinks for a day (₡17,713.31 $31.46) and some entertainment (₡12,837.37 $22.80) for two. Find more about Costa Rica travel budget in 2020 below.
How much will a one-week trip to Costa Rica cost? The average one-week vacaction cost to Costa Rica is around ₡973,928.22 ($1,729.76) for one person and around ₡1,569,491.95 ($2,787.52) for a couple including flights. October is the cheapest month to go to Costa Rica.
💰 Is it expensive to visit Costa Rica?
A lot of people want to visit Costa Rica and wonder what the budget would be like. Like with any vacation, the cost depends on where you’re flying from, what kind of accommodations you’re looking for and what you want to see or how you want to spend time. We're colleting all these travel costs from other travellers just like you, so you can make a better estimate of the budget for a trip that matches your own preferences.
✈ Cost of flights to Costa Rica from
How much does it cost to fly to Costa Rica? High season for flights to Costa Rica spans from July to August — prepare to pay $1,068.00 and more for your return flight to Costa Rica. The period from January to March is considered the low season and the average fares for flights are generally cheaper: you can usually get a return flight for about $797.00 on average. And if you're lucky, you can even find a better deal!
🛏 Average prices for accommodation in Costa Rica
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🍲 Average prices for food and eating out in Costa Rica
How much does food in Costa Rica cost? The average cost of food and drinks in Costa Rica is ₡0.00 ($0.00) per day for one person. A sit-in dinner for two people would cost around ₡9,757.52 ($17.33). Lunch in a mid-range cafe or restaurant would cost you something between the two.
How much do drinks cost? A bottle of water in Costa Rica is around ₡906.50 ($1.61). A soft drink is around ₡900.87 ($1.60) when you buy it in a supermarket. A beer would cost you around ₡2,285.95 ($4.06) when you buy it in a bar. Alcoholic cocktails in bars and night clubs are ₡484.22 ($0.86) per cocktail.
|Type||Average Price||Add Your Input!|
|🥤 Soft Drink||₡900.87 ≈$1.60|
|💧 Bottle of Water||₡906.50 ≈$1.61|
|🥤 Soft Drink||—|
|🍺 Beer||₡2,285.95 ≈$4.06|
|🍹 Alcoholic Cocktail||₡484.22 ≈$0.86|
|🍽 Dinner for Two||₡9,757.52 ≈$17.33|
|🌯 Street Food||—|
|🍿 Local Snack||—|
|April 23, 2020||🍹 Alcoholic Cocktail||₡483.00 $0.86|
|April 23, 2020||💧 Bottle of Water||₡966.00 $1.72|
|April 23, 2020||🍽 Dinner for Two||₡966.00 $1.72|
|April 23, 2020||🍽 Dinner for Two||₡3,969.45 $7.05|
|April 23, 2020||🍽 Dinner for Two||₡24,345.95 $43.24|
|April 23, 2020||🍺 Beer||₡2,285.95 $4.06|
|April 23, 2020||🥤 Soft Drink||₡900.87 $1.60|
|April 23, 2020||💧 Bottle of Water||₡805.15 $1.43|
|April 20, 2020||🍹 Alcoholic Cocktail||₡483.00 $0.86|
|April 20, 2020||💧 Bottle of Water||₡966.00 $1.72|
🏛 Average prices for entertainment in Costa Rica
What are the prices for entertainment and activities in Costa Rica? Guided group tours are approximately ₡962.80 ($1.71) per person. If you want to go on a guided tour and save some cash, try looking for free walking tours in Costa Rica on Tripadvisor.
|🏰 Group Tour||₡962.80 ≈$1.71|
|🤹 Show or Theatre||₡1,801.74 ≈$3.20|
|🕺 Night Club||—|
|Added||Type of Entertainment of Activity||Price, CRC|
|April 23, 2020||🤹 Show or Theatre||₡966.00 $1.72|
|April 23, 2020||🏰 Group Tour||₡966.00 $1.72|
|April 23, 2020||🤹 Show or Theatre||₡3,473.97 $6.17|
|April 20, 2020||🤹 Show or Theatre||₡966.00 $1.72|
|April 20, 2020||🏰 Group Tour||₡966.00 $1.72|
🚌 Average prices for transport and car rentals in Costa Rica
How much does airport transfer cost in Costa Rica? The average cost of a 20-minute taxi ride is approximately ₡861.45 ($1.53).
|Type||Average Price||Add Your Input!|
|🚍 Airport Transfer||—|
|🚖 Taxi||₡861.45 ≈$1.53|
|🚉 Public Transport||₡551.78 ≈$0.98|
|🚉 Regular Car Rental, per day||—|
|🏍 Motorbike Rental, per day||—|
|Added||Type of Transport||Price, CRC|
|April 23, 2020||🚉 Public Transport||₡193.20 $0.34|
|April 23, 2020||🚖 Taxi||₡966.00 $1.72|
|April 23, 2020||🚖 Taxi||₡653.13 $1.16|
|April 23, 2020||🚉 Public Transport||₡495.48 $0.88|
|April 20, 2020||🚉 Public Transport||₡966.00 $1.72|
|April 20, 2020||🚖 Taxi||₡966.00 $1.72|
🤑 Calculate your Costa Rica travel budget
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