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Dollars & Colones

U.S. dollars are accepted at most locations in Nosara, Costa Rica, so changing dollars into colones (Costa Rican currency) is not necessary. It is best to bring small denominations of cash, nothing larger than a $20.

Blue Spirit accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and U.S. dollars. There is a bank and an ATM machine within a 10 minute drive from Blue Spirit Retreat. The ATM accepts only Visa and distributes only colones.

Exit Tax

There is a charge of approximately $29.00 U.S. dollars at the airport upon departure. This can be paid in cash (U.S. dollars or colones) or by credit card.


A number of people work hard—cleaning, cooking, and maintaining the grounds—to make your stay at Blue Spirit a pleasant one. There is a suggested gratuity of $50 U.S. dollars per guest per week for these services, which can be given to reception when you check out.