Send money to Costa Rica

Fast, low-cost, and secure online money transfers from the United States to Costa Rica.

How to send money to Costa Rica in 3 easy steps

Start your transfer.
1

Start your transfer.

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

Get the best rate out there.
2

Get the best rate out there.

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

Money is locally delivered.
3

Money is locally delivered.

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

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

To send money in USD to Costa Rica, you pay a small, flat fee of 5.33 USD + 0.9% 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 135,000 USD
% fee for amounts over 135,000 USD
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 23rd

TransferWise is easy

How to send money to Costa Rica from the United States

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 wire transfer, ACH 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
  • Bank Transfer
  • Debit Card
  • Credit Card

The better way to send money from the United States 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 Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) the United States.

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

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Jose Rafael Olivieri Delgado
Published 1 day ago

Can’t believe how quick and efficient this system is and I have been using my expensive bank for years.👍
Mr ian campbell
Published 1 day ago

Excellent! 5 stars
Sonay Tamer
Published 1 day ago
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Save money when sending money to Costa Rica

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