There are two banks with ATM’s on either side of the CRSMT campus, which allows students to access money with ease. It is important to tell your bank that you are traveling to Costa Rica BEFORE you leave and let them know the time frame you will be staying in Costa Rica. Students who bring cash and/or travelers checks may exchange funds for the local currency (Colones) at the bank. Most places in Costa Rica will accept dollars but it is important to consider the exchange rate before hand. Additionally, we recommend students set up online banking prior to arrival in Costa Rica so to better manage their accounts while away.