UnionPay services since      January, 2012
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In Costa Rica, UnionPay cards are accepted at over 400 ATMs of Banco Nacional de Costa Rica.

  • Costa Rica – Switzerland in Central America
    Costa Rica, a republic of Latin America has its capital being San Jose, borders Caribbean to the east and North Pacific to the west, and possesses a 1,290-km coastline. 40% of Costa Rica’s territory is covered by virgin forest, where diversified animals and plants live. In recent years, the Tenorio Volcanoes National Park in Costa Rica has become a popular destination of tourists. On the way, beautiful scenery emerges in endlessly. In addition, the famous waterfalls and blue lagoon make people feel that they have entered the land of idyllic beauty. Therefore, Costa Rica is known as the “Switzerland in Central America”. Why not take your UnionPay card (card number starting with 62) to visit Costa Rica.
  • POS acceptance
  • Cash withdrawal
    In Costa Rica, UnionPay cards can be acceptedfor cash withdrawal and balance inquiry at over 400 ATMs of Banco Nacional deCosta Rica, the biggest commercial bank in Costa Rica.

    Pleaserefer to the latest government policy on overseas cash withdrawal via UnionPaycards at "Help Center-Card-using Instructions-Refined Card-using Tips". Daily cash withdrawal limit fromrespective issuers and/or ATM may apply. Please consult your issuer on thepossible cap on the amount. You may split your withdrawals into several timeswhich comply with the limit(s).
  • Charges
    ATM commission fee consists of two separate fees: 
    (1) Service fee charged by the issuer: please consult your issuer for details.
    (2) Service fee charged by the ATM acquirer in Costa Rica: some ATMs will charge commission fee, which is charged by the local banks in Costa Rica and which has nothing to do with UnionPay or the issuer.

    Cash withdrawal via debit card results in a lower commission fee.
  • Tips
    Select PINs that cannot be easily guessed by anyone.
    Never disclose your PIN to anyone who claims to represent the bank or the police.
    Be alert to your surroundings before conducting any banking transactions.
    Keep a close eye on your credit card during transaction to avoid any illegal activities.
    If your UnionPay card has been stolen/lost, please inform the issuer immediately.