What We Spent: Costa Rica


Total: CRC$240,843.79 per person / US$450.42

Number of days: 12

Average daily spend: CRC$20,070.32 per person, per day / US$37.52


Average: US$10 per person, per night

Monteverde/ Santa Elena: US$12 per person - private room

La Fortuna: US$8 per person - private room


Daily Average:

Cheapest Meal Out:

Most Expensive Meal Out:

Water (2L): $0. Water was safe to drink in Santa Elena/ Monteverde and La Fortuna.

Beer (6 pack): CRC$3980

Genera (1L gin flavoured rum): $CRC4500 is the sketchiest/cost effective alcohol you will find in Costa Rica. You may loose your sight.


Border - San Jose: CRC$2915 per person (6 hours, 30 mins)

San Jose - Monteverde/ Santa Elena: CRC$2905 per person (4 hours)

Monteverde/ Santa Elena - La Fortuna: CRC$4295 per person (4 hours 15 mins, 2 bus changes)

La Fortuna - San Jose: CRC$2575 per person (4 hours 45 mins)

San Jose - Panama City: US$57.75 per person + US$9 per person departure tax (16 hours, direct bus, meals included)


Average daily: US$8.16 per person, per day

  • This average is based on our student card prices. ISIC cards were widely accepted in Costa Rica. Adult prices below.

Monteverde Reserve (US$10student/$20adults)
Santa Elena Reserve (US$7student/$14adults)
Curi cancha Reserve (US$10student/$20adults)
Night jungle tour (US$18)
Sky walk (US$19student/$?adults)
Day pass to spa resort (US$34)


Crossing Borders: US$9 per person

Medical Expenses: N/A

ATM fees: