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by alliebuti Online Now Apr 14, 2008 at 1:47 PM

Hi,

I'll be staying in Puerto Viejo for two months this summer (June-August). I'm wondering how to do my banking...can you just withdraw from a local ATM using a US debit card? Anyone have suggestions about how to access my funds without having to bring a lot of cash (which would be hazardous and not smart). Thanks!

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    Re: Money matters

    by dweissnj Online Now Apr 19, 2008 at 3:44 AM

    There are ATMs that dispense both USD and CRC, but don't rely too heavily on them. They tend to run out of$, or lose power, phone....... A Visa debit card is accepted many places for purchase, limiting you need for cash. Travelers Checks are a no no. Very hard to cash, except at banks - long lines eat hours of you stay.

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    by livinmydreams Online Now Nov 11, 2010 at 3:14 PM

    Puerto Viejo has a bank. I had a little US cash on me but used the ATM most of the time. The only ATM is at the bank as far as I noticed and the bank is just at the start of town.

    Let me know if you want any information about what to do and where to stay. I was there 3 years ago and it was my 1st solo trip. Loved it!

    Christy

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