Send money to Costa Rica

Fast, low-cost, and secure online money transfers from the United Kingdom to Costa Rica.

The more you send, the more you save

Many banks add 3% or more in hidden fees to the exchange rate — and it quickly adds up on large transfers. Worst of all, this fee is hard to spot unless you know to look.

With Wise, the price you see is the price you pay. No hidden fees. We lower our percentage fee on large transfers too — so the more you send, the more you save.

Safeguarded at leading banks.

We keep your money with leading financial institutions like JP Morgan Chase, Deutsche Bank, and Barclays.

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Extra secure transactions.

We use two factor authentication to protect your account. That means only you can get to your money.

How to send money to Costa Rica in 3 easy steps

Start your transfer.
1

Start your transfer.

Pay in GBP with your debit card or credit card, or send the money from your online banking.

Get the best rate out there.
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Get the best rate out there.

Wise always gives you the real and fair mid-market exchange rate.

Money is locally delivered.
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Money is locally delivered.

The recipient gets money in their currency directly from Wise's local bank account.

How much does it cost to transfer money to Costa Rica?

To send money in GBP to Costa Rica, you pay a small, flat fee of 3.7 GBP + 1.22% of the amount that's converted (you'll always see the total cost upfront).

Some payment methods have an added fee, but that's usually tiny too.

No big fees, hidden or otherwise. So it's cheaper than what you're used to.

Wise Fees
Fixed fee
% fee for transfers up to 100,000 GBP
% fee for transfers up to 300,000 GBP
% fee for transfers up to 500,000 GBP
% fee for transfers up to 1,000,000 GBP
% fee for amounts over 1,000,000 GBP
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How long will a money transfer to Costa Rica take?

On many popular routes, Wise can send your money within one day, as a same day transfer, or even an instant money transfer.

Sometimes, different payment methods or routine checks may affect the transfer delivery time. We’ll always keep you updated, and you can track each step in your account.

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Wise is easy

How to send money to Costa Rica from the United Kingdom

Wise makes transferring money to Costa Rica a breeze:

  1. Just tap in how much, and where to.
  2. Then make a local payment to Wise, whether it's with a bank transfer, swift or your debit or credit card.
  3. And that's it.

Wise converts your money at the 'inter-bank' rate – the real rate – so you save big time (even versus the guys saying there's 'zero' commission). On Wise, there's no room for sneaky bank surcharges or creeping hidden charges.

Available payment methods
  • Bank Transfer
  • Debit Card
  • Credit Card
  • PISP
  • Swift

The best ways to send money to Costa Rica

Choosing the right way to send money with Wise will largely depend on your payment method. Some payment methods are faster than others. Some can be instant, while others are cheaper.

Here are the best ways to transfer money to Costa Rica with Wise:

  • Bank Transfer

    Bank transfers are usually the cheapest option when it comes to funding your international money transfer with Wise. Bank transfers can be slower than debit or credit cards, but they usually give you the best value for your money. Read more how to use bank transfers as a payment option here.

  • Debit Card

    Paying for your transfer with a debit card is easy and fast. It’s also usually cheaper than credit card, as credit cards are more expensive to process. Read more about how to pay for your money transfer with a debit card here.

  • Credit Card

    Paying for your transfer with a credit card is easy and fast. Wise accepts Visa, Mastercard and some Maestro cards. Read more about how to pay for your money transfer with a credit card here.

  • PISP

    PISP (Payment Initiation Service Provider) payments are instructions you give Wise to make a bank transfer directly from your bank account — without having to leave our app and log in to your online banking. This option is as cheap as a manual bank transfer, but it isn’t supported by all banks yet.

  • Swift

    Using SWIFT to fund your transfer usually means that your transfer will take longer and be more expensive, as your bank will charge a fee. You should also bear in mind that other correspondent banks in between may also deduct their handling fees. Your bank should be able to advise on those fees.

What you'll need for your online money transfer to Costa Rica

  1. 1. Create your free account.

    1. Create your free account.

    Click 'Sign up', then create your free account. It takes seconds. You can do it on our website or with our app. All you need is an email address, or a Google or Facebook account.

  2. 2. Set up your first transfer.

    2. Set up your first transfer.

    Use our calculator to tell us how much money you want to send, and where you want to send it. You'll see our fees upfront. We'll tell you when your money should get there, too.

  3. 3. Tell us a little about yourself.

    3. Tell us a little about yourself.

    We'll ask you if you're sending money as an individual or business. We'll also need your full name, birthday, phone number, and address. You know, the standard stuff.

  4. 4. Tell us who you're sending to.

    4. Tell us who you're sending to.

    Yourself? Someone else? A business or charity? Pick your answer. Then we'll ask you for some basic information about your recipient, including their bank details. They need a bank account, but they don't need a Wise account. (Though we hope they'll want one soon.)

  5. 5. Make sure everything looks good.

    5. Make sure everything looks good.

    We'll show you a summary of your transfer. If everything looks good, click Confirm. You can also make any changes you need to.

  6. 6. Pay for your transfer.

    6. Pay for your transfer.

    Would you like to pay by bank transfer? Debit or credit card?Make your choice, and we'll tell you how to do it. Each payment method has its own steps, but they're all straightforward and should only take a few minutes.

Wise is safe and secure

Wise is an authorised Electronic Money Institution independently regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the United Kingdom.

This means we're required by law to keep your money safe by storing it in a low-risk financial institution - in Europe this is in our UK account with Barclays, in the US this is in our US account with Wells Fargo.

We're trusted by 10 million people and counting.

We have a 4.6 out of 5 rating on Trustpilot

It's your money. You can trust us to get it where it needs to be, but don't take our word for it. Read our reviews at Trustpilot.com

Really easy to use and reliable for van account transfers even iutside the EU. Tried a few other solutions but Wise is my go to now.
Mr omar
Published 4 hours ago

Easy and reliable!
Chris Mac
Published 15 hours ago

I just found out about this service and it's great. Supereasy and superquick transactions for very good prices. Sadly it had a daily limit I suppose...
Amadeus
Published 17 hours ago
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