25,000 Colones towards Your Ground Transportation in San Jose
One to two weeks before your scheduled flight, you will receive ₡25,000 [colones] via Fedex to your home allowing you to arrive in Costa Rica with the local currency. This will assist you in covering the cost of your ground transportation to and from the clinic. ₡25,000 is equal to approximately $50 [dollars] converted and, although subject to change, currently $1 equals between ₡500-600.
The best local transportation is the “red taxis” which are legal to operate in San Jose. Taxi drivers prefer local currency and, although they will accept US dollars, you will nearly always pay more. All of our affiliated aparthotels are located in modern, tourist-friendly areas within a couple of miles of the dental clinics. Dependent on which clinic and aparthotel you choose, taxi rides to the clinic will average ₡2000-3000 one way.