Exiting Costa Rica
You are required to pay a departure tax of $28 USD per person when leaving Costa Rica by airplane at either the Juan Santamaria or Liberia international airports. Exit fees are waived when you leave Costa Rica by sea or over land. Fees may be paid using Visa or Mastercard, a debit card, or in cash with U.S. dollars or Costa Rican colones. When departing the country at the Juan Santamaria International Airport, you must first pay your departure tax at the far right side of the airport before checking in for your flight.