Indeed. According to the antimoney laundering norms, the Spanish currency suppliers have to demand from you when you exchange currency to euros (and vice-versa) a valid and current identity document. If you sell colons from Costa Rica to euros at least they will ask you for your passport or resident´s identity card called DNI or NIE.
Foreign currency banknotes like the Costa Rica Colon or the euro are in every way the same everywhere: banks, currency suppliers in your city and airports. If you are interested in good rates, Cambiator helps you obtain the best CRC-EUR exchange price of the day, freely.
If you are looking for convenience or trust, it is best to collect directly your euros in exchange for your colons CRC at a office near your home, office or hotel. You can find these alternatives on this results page you are now looking at.
In Spain you can change colons for euros primarily at your bank or at the currency suppliers. Generally banks apply a fixed commission ranging between 2.5% and 3% with a minimum of 6 to 10 euros for each currency you do with them.
This applies when you acquire foreign currency and when you change back your surplus to euros. This means that if you convert the equivalent of 100 euros from colons to euros, in addition to the Costa Rica Colon to euro exchange rate of the day, you will pay between 6 and 10 extra euros as commission. Currency providers that advertise no commission are more interesting since they do not charge you this fee.
Cambiator displays the Costa Rica Colon to euro exchange prices of the day and sorts them from most to least interesting so that you can choose well where to change your colons to euros.
The average amount of the average tourist who changes colons CRC to Euros is the equivalent in euros to seven hundred euros, which is a quantity that falls within the limits of the foreign currency providers that operate with tourists in Spain.
The greater the quantity in euros of your colons CRC to sell, the greater the like you will be asked for your professional activity data as well as your ID card or passport.
Absolutely. If you want to block the Costa Rica Colon to euro rate you see on the results page of Cambiator. But also if you want to ensure that the currency supplier won´t impose on you a fee.
In Spain you can fall into the hands of some holiday money suppliers with bad practices that impose on their customers an outstanding fee when changing colons from Costa Rica to euros directly from their stores without having previously booked on their Internet site.
There is no better or worse moment to convert colons to euros. All foreign currencies depreciate or appreciate every day based on the other currencies they are compared with.
Consequently, when you try to sell colons for euros, the most recommended thing you can do is carry on a preceding rate comparison on Cambiator.
If you have colons left over after your trip, go to our Sell your currency tab, enter the Costa Rica Colon quantity you have (notes only, not loose coins) and select your town. Cambiator will tell you the closest travel money provider´s branches that will buy your extra colons from you and the quantity of Euros they will give you in exchange.
Bear in mind that they will just purchase you colons banknotes but not loose change.
In Spain, foreign currency suppliers and some banks are starting to offer online currency exchange services to their users when you change colons from Costa Rica to euros online.
You only have to make an online CRC-EUR reservation. Afterwards choose a branch of the provider where to pick the euros from. And the date you will head to the chosen agency.
Bear in mind that rates vary each day so it will be necessary to order online the very day you will go to the store.
Currency exchange is a business like many others: you have travellers who sell and buy currencies like the Costa Rica Colon in exchange for euros to/from a retail company (the one that sells/buys from us colons).
If they do not have enough amount of colons, they get those colons from a wholesaler company. The gap between what they have paid for the colons and what they charge you when you demand them is the profit margin they make.
Nevertheless, in this currency exchange business, it may be the case that the currency provider or bank will not obtain the banknotes from a wholesale company, but instead gets them from a traveller flying to to Spain with colons.
In this case, in addition to making a profit for buying the Costa Rica Colon banknotes from this individual, they apply to you another margin when they offer you the currency. Double win!
If you want to sell colons CRC for euros you only need to select colons CRC in our currency purchase widget, tab Sell Currency. Afterwards type in the amount you want to sell and select your town in order to get the closest currency exchange store.
Cambiator will display the outcome of the different currency suppliers, sorted from cheaper to more expensive. We will also display the average rate at Spanish high street banks and at the airports (if they buy colons CRC).
Best rate of the day (change currency to euros)