Costa Rican Bitcoin Fan Pays For Entire Holiday in BTC
Bitcoin user and enthusiast Eugenio says he was able to go on a vacation across Costa Rica without spending any fiat.
According to a report by Cointelegraph, Eugenio, a Costan Rican native and “Bitcoin maximalist,” was able to leverage the adoption of crypto in his country to fund his vacation entirely in $BTC.
Eugenio told the outlet that he was able to pay for his holiday experience solely on $BTC, aside from one experience.
The only fiat I had to use was filling the tank [of the car] before departing.
Eugenio documented his experience on Twitter, saying that he was able to vacation to the towns of Uvita, Dominical, and Ojochal using Bitcoin.
I just had a 100% #Bitcoin vacation in Uvita, Dominical and Ojochal #CostaRica thanks to the work of @BitcoinJungleCR creating a circular economy and supporting many merchants and business. Zero fiat was used, no banks involved, no trusted third parties, just real hard money. pic.twitter.com/YrcQfIumfx— Eugenio 🇨🇷 MTB & Bitcoin (@E_moonwatcher) July 18, 2022
Eugenio detailed a number of visits across the country, including interactions with merchants. According to the Costa Rican native, many of the places he visited were happy to accept $BTC for payment and even asked whether he wanted to “pay with Lightning or on-chain”.
It was a short visit and this was just a sample of the place and all the things you can pay with #Bitcoin. In all of those places they had a smile on their faces every time I paid,while asking me "On chain or Lightning?"— Eugenio 🇨🇷 MTB & Bitcoin (@E_moonwatcher) July 18, 2022
Eugenio told Cointelegraph he was inspired to help crypto adoption and to show that anyone could vacation in those towns solely on $BTC. He called the experience both convenient and fun. He also mentioned that using the Lightning Network (such as when paying for his sister’s gelato while on the beach) was a seamless experience.