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Send Money to Costa Rica

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At Money Services you can send money to Costa Rica with ease, thanks to our handy service powered by Western Union®. Just visit your nearest location to transfer colones to friends and family in minutes†. Whether they live in San Jose or in the north near Liberia, your receiver will be able to collect the cash at more than 400 Western Union® agent locations across Costa Rica. Money Services will get your money where it needs to go fast.

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  • Over 400 Western Union® agent locations across Costa Rica

  • Choose how quickly you want the money to arrive

How to easily

Visit your local Money Services to send cash to someone close to you in Costa Rica. Just follow these simple steps to get started:

  • Find your nearest Money Services using our store locator.

  • Visit us and fill out the Send Money section of the Western Union® form.

  • Choose Cash Pick-up.

  • Choose your transfer option.

  • Give your form to the store associate along with the cash or a US bank-issued debit card.

  • Give the receiver the 10-digit Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN) so they can pick up the cash safely – they’ll also need a photo ID.

Over 400 Western Union®


The colón (CRC) became Costa Rica’s official currency in 1896, replacing pesos. It’s named after explorer Christopher Columbus, the first European to discover Costa Rica. With each colon divided into 100 centimos, they come in typical banknote denominations of 5, 10, 25, 50, 100 and 500.

† Date available will be displayed on receipt for international transfers over $15. Service and funds availability depends on certain factors including the Service selected, the selection of delayed delivery options, special terms applicable to each Service, amount sent, destination country, currency availability, regulatory issues, consumer protection issues, identification requirements, delivery restrictions, agent location hours, and differences in time zones (collectively, “Restrictions”).

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