Money in Costa Rica:
The Costa Rica Colón (CRC): One unit of Costa Rican currency is called the colón (colónes plural). The Costa Rica colón is divided into 100 centavos.
The exchange rate of the Costa Rica colón to the US dollar is approximately 586 to one. For exact exchange rates, visit Yahoo! Finance
The Costa Rica colón is named for Christopher Columbus, whose name was Cristóbal Colón in Spanish.
Costa Rica money tips:
The US dollar is widely accepted in Costa Rica, especially in well-touristed destinations.