Opening a bank account

To open a bank account in Costa Rica, you will need a letter from your bank in the US stating that you are in good standing with the bank. You will also need a copy of your passport and a letter of recommendation from someone in good standing with a bank here in Costa Rica. They would also like for you to have a copy of your electric bill or phone bill, something that has your current address on it to prove your place of residence. Takes a little longer to open up an account here but it can be done with the right documents.