Send money to Costa Rica

Fast, low-cost, and secure online money transfers from Canada to Costa Rica.

How to send money to Costa Rica in 3 easy steps

Start your transfer.
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Start your transfer.

Pay in CAD with your debit card or credit card, or send the money from your online banking.

Get the best rate out there.
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Get the best rate out there.

TransferWise always gives you the real and fair mid-market exchange rate.

Money is locally delivered.
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Money is locally delivered.

The recipient gets money in their currency directly from TransferWise's local bank account.

What you'll need for your online money transfer to Costa Rica

  1. 1. Create your free account.

    1. Create your free account.

    Click 'Sign up', then create your free account. It takes seconds.You can do it on our website or with our app.All you need is an email address, or a Google or Facebook account.

  2. 2. Set up your first transfer.

    2. Set up your first transfer.

    Use our calculator to tell us how much money you want to send, and where you want to send it. You'll see our fees upfront.We'll tell you when your money should get there, too.

  3. 3. Tell us a little about yourself.

    3. Tell us a little about yourself.

    We'll ask you if you're sending money as an individual or business. We'll also need your full name, birthday, phone number, and address. You know, the standard stuff.

  4. 4. Tell us who you're sending to.

    4. Tell us who you're sending to.

    Yourself? Someone else? A business or charity? Pick your answer.Then we'll ask you for some basic information about your recipient, including their bank details. They need a bank account, but they don't need a TransferWise account. (Though we hope they'll want one soon.)

  5. 5. Make sure everything looks good.

    5. Make sure everything looks good.

    We'll show you a summary of your transfer. If everything looks good, click Confirm.You can also make any changes you need to.

  6. 6. Pay for your transfer.

    6. Pay for your transfer.

    Would you like to pay by bank transfer? Debit or credit card?Make your choice, and we'll tell you how to do it. Each payment method has its own steps, but they're all straightforward and should only take a few minutes.

How much does it cost to transfer money to Costa Rica?

To send money in CAD to Costa Rica, you pay a small, flat fee of 6.61 CAD + 1.17% of the amount that's converted (you'll always see the total cost upfront).

Some payment methods have an added fee, but that's usually tiny too.

No big fees, hidden or otherwise. So it's cheaper than what you're used to.

TransferWise fees
Fixed fee
% fee for transfers up to 175,000 CAD
% fee for amounts over 175,000 CAD
How long will an international money transfer take?

How long will an international money transfer take?

On many popular routes, TransferWise can send your money within one day, as a same day transfer, or even an instant money transfer.

Sometimes, different payment methods or routine checks may affect the transfer delivery time. We’ll always keep you updated, and you can track each step in your account.

Your transfer route
Should arrive
by October 24th

TransferWise is easy

How to send money to Costa Rica from Canada

TransferWise makes transferring money to Costa Rica a breeze:

  1. Just tap in how much, and where to.
  2. Then make a local payment to TransferWise, whether it's with a bank transfer, swift or your debit or credit card.
  3. And that's it.

TransferWise converts your money at the 'inter-bank' rate – the real rate – so you save big time (even versus the guys saying there's 'zero' commission). On TransferWise, there's no room for sneaky bank surcharges or creeping hidden charges.

Available payment methods
  • Direct Debit
  • Debit Card
  • Credit Card
  • Bank Transfer

The better way to send money from Canada to Costa Rica

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Safe & Speedy

We're regulated by authorities all over the world. That's a lot of standards to live up to – so we have to be safe. And our smart tech moves your money faster than banks.

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Transparent Fees

No hidden fees. No sneaky surprises. For one low, upfront fee, you get the real, mid-market exchange rate.

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Convenient

Send money online on our website, or on the move, with our app. Wherever you are, and wherever they are, you're good to go.

TransferWise is safe and secure

TransferWise is an authorised Electronic Money Institution independently regulated by the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC) Canada.

This means we're required by law to keep your money safe by storing it in a low-risk financial institution - in Europe this is in our UK account with Barclays, in the US this is in our US account with Wells Fargo.

We're trusted by 4 million people and counting.

We have a 9.1 out of 10 rating on Trustpilot

It's your money. You can trust us to get it where it needs to be, but don't take our word for it. Read our reviews at Trustpilot.com

Loooooove this! Hassle-free, and very fast transfering time.
Vince Jethro Vicente Dugay
Published 15 hours ago

Thank you for the great opportunity to send money in a simple way👍
ECA
Published 15 hours ago

I’ve used it a few times to move money and it’s been done fast and securely. Saved a large amount I would have otherwise lost to currency exchange fee...
Chris
Published 15 hours ago
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