Allow us to let you in on a little secret. Costa Rica is not cheap. OK, maybe it’s a not a secret, but it certainly isn’t a widely known truth. Costa Rica’s steep prices was one of the first things I noticed on our trip there in 2014. But don’t let us discourage you. You don’t need to spend a fortune to visit Costa Rica. With a few tips and useful advice, you can visit Costa Rica on a decent budget.