In Costa Rica you'll find that most ATMs ("cajero automático") have a fix withdrawing fee for international cards like Visa/Mastercard. ATMs that have fees are legally obliged to display a screen that indicates the exact amount and ask a confirmation. So feel free to test around, and cancel the transaction if the fee is too high for you.
The currency in Costa Rica is the Costa Rican colón (code CRC, symbol ₡). 1 US Dollar is roughly equal to 600 CRC.
* Banco de Costa Rica (BCR): no fees
* Banco Popular: no fees
* Scotiabank: ₡1500 per withdraw (around 2.50 USD)
* Cathay Banco: ₡1500 per withdraw (around 2.50 USD)
* Davivienda: ₡1500 per withdraw (around 2.50 USD)
* Banco BAC Credomatic: $5.00 per withdraw (around 3000 CRC)
Your own bank may also add its own fees. This is specific for each bank, so check with your bank pricing to see the fees for international withdrawals.
ATMs have both a per-withdrawal and per-day limit which goes from around ₡100.000/withdrawal to ₡250.000/withdrawal and ₡100.000/day to ₡500.000/day. Usually, the higher the withdrawal fee the higher the limits.
Almost all ATMs in Costa Rica are available in English and are also able to dispense USD.
Don't forget to ask for a receipt, especially when you're abroad. And once you have it, take a picture of it immediately because you'll probably end up losing the paper. Make sure the amount on the receipt matches the amount on your account. And in the case of a dispute, use your receipt/picture as a proof.
If you are a history lover, León is your place to explore in one day. León city was once the capital of Nicaragua and today is one of the most important cities in the country. It has 2 World Heritage by UNESCO, the largest Cathedral of Central America, active volcanoes, the first university of the country and more.
Early morning departure from Belize City to the northern part of the country. Visit Altun Ha Maya ruins, where the famous Jade Head of the Sun God was found. Tour continues after lunch and sodas, then on to the site of the Baboon Sanctuary, where you can view the popular Howler Monkeys. Tour ends in Belize City or place of pick up.