Follow the TUG Member Banner as it travels the world on vacation with Timeshare owners! Also sign up to get the banner sent to you so you can submit a photo of your vacation with the banner to share with TUG! Banner Thread
Sign up to get the TUG Newsletter for free! 60,000+ subscribers! Latest resort reviews and the most important topics discussed by owners during the week!
Our official "end my sales presentation early" T-shirts are available again! Also come with the option for a free membership extension with purchase to offset the cost!
I have not been to Panama, but in Costa Rica almost all tourist services will take US $ and will give you change in colones. ATM's give colones, although I did come across an ATM in Liberia once that gave a choice of US $ or colones. The exchange rate is pretty standard as well; the banks, ATM's and tourist services have exchange rates close to each other.
Please make sure to tip as you would customarily tip elsewhere. We once invited another couple with us to Costa Rica, and they supposedly read in some travelguide book that you didn't have to tip in CR. So they never tipped, and we felt we had to tip more to compensate for their non-tipping ways. We also tipped housekeeping in the 2 br timeshare condo we had for a week. We learned a valuable lession about choosing our travel companions. And we would never travel with that couple again.
I was in Panama (city) last year.
Like it a lot. Taxis cost $1.00 within the city (generally)
for most trips. Hotels can be quite reasonable.
May move there one day.
As previously stated: can receive change in local currency
(if u can ask for US and they´ll usually give it to u without problems).
CR: different kettle of fish.
Was last there around 4 years ago and found it quite expensive.
If I remember u can use dollars without problems.