Change your currency in our large branch network

We have currency exchange branches at the main Costa Rican airports

We offer a transparent and world-class currency exchange service.

Global Exchange has exchange branches at the major tourist sites in Costa Rica.

You can find us at Juan Santamaría Airport in Alajuela and Daniel Oduber Airport in Liberia. We have been working in this sector since 2004, devoting our efforts to providing the best service to our Customers. 

Every year, over 7 million people exchange currency with us, 98% of which claim to be satisfied or highly satisfied with our services.

The advantages of changing your currency at our branches

  • A wide range of currencies available, up to 35.
  • Total transparency in your exchange transaction: the rate boards at our branches will display our exchange rates. These rates are updated on a daily basis.
  • Excellence in Customer Service.
  • At airports, our branches are open 24/7 all year round.
  • Your banknotes are recorded by our video cameras to offer you the highest level of security.
  • You can pay with Visa or MasterCard.
  • If you are not satisfied with your transaction, you have up to 15 days to return it, no strings attached. 

If you choose to exchange your currency at our branches, you will experience the excellence of our service.

Click and collect

Order your money online and collect it at our branches

  • Get 15% off
  • Get the currency you need, as much as you need
Click and collect at the airport

CRC = 0.001580 USD

If you request over {0} {1} you will save service fee.

save service fee

Due to internal regulations, the maximum amount that can be exchanged is CRC 10,000,000.00.

Minimum amount to exchange is CRC 1,000.00

Pre-order online. Collect and pay at our branches with our online discount.

Always there for you

  • Collect and pay at our branches
  • Best price guaranteed: get a 15%* off.

* You are enjoying a 15% off compared to standard prices at our branches (discount applicable on exchange margin).


Why change currency with us rather than your bank

    Global Exchange Global Exchange   Your Bank
Currencies available   35. We are specialists   Only the most common ones. Banks do not offer this specialist service.
Ready currency   Ever ready, immediately, in our branches at the airport.   Banks order currency and have to await delivery. 
Expenses   Only the exchange rate, without any additional charges, and if you order it online you get the best price.   The bank has its own margin and adds a commission.
Currency divided in different denominations   Of course! We care about you and your needs while you travel abroad.   No. Prepare for refusals and complaints in foreign languages when paying with «big» banknotes.
Delivery options   Collect at the airport/branch of your preference. It is all about comfort!   You must visit your bank at least twice, and wait meanwhile for your money to arrive.
What do I do with my leftover currency when I come home?   We buy it back from you at the airport, just as when you ordered online.   You must return to your bank. They may buy your currency back at a worse rate and then charge you a commission.
Anything else?   Yes: our Iberia Plus Customers who reserve online earn Avios for their purchases, as when they buy at the airport.   Avi-what? No sir! This is a bank, not an airline company!