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Which place on Isla has the best exchange rate??

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Which place on Isla has the best exchange rate??

I used the ATM at HSBC last year but was wondering if there is a better place this year?? I have never done it at the airport, is that better? I do prefer to use the atms at bigger, well known banks, I just feel safer. Thanks!! 2 days until Isla for us!!

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1. Re: Which place on Isla has the best exchange rate??

we prefer HSBC as the banks have been known to be safer and have better rates. there is at least 1 other HSBC at the grocery store by the town plaza. most places in Isla will gladly take american money if you run short on pesos and have to get back to the bank...

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2. Re: Which place on Isla has the best exchange rate??

the appliance store by Ciros Golf cart rentals on Guearro ( sp) has a great rates

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3. Re: Which place on Isla has the best exchange rate??

But FYI......there is not an ATM at the appliance store, only a money exchange (the OP asked about ATM rates).

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4. Re: Which place on Isla has the best exchange rate??

The atms have official bank rates, just be sure to use a bank atm like HSBC, Santander or Banamex, those are the big names do not use an atm without a bank associated to it.

Edited: 06 January 2013, 18:38
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5. Re: Which place on Isla has the best exchange rate??

Thanks everyone.....looks like I will stick to HSBC.

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6. Re: Which place on Isla has the best exchange rate??

What is HBSC and what is the current exchange rate ?

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7. Re: Which place on Isla has the best exchange rate??

HSBC is the bank across from the ferry. They have two ATM machines so a lot of people use them. There is a newer bank that we have been using for their ATM but for the life of can't remember whether it's Banamex or something else. It's on the corner of Juarez and I believe, Morelos.

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8. Re: Which place on Isla has the best exchange rate??

One Banamex site is on Medina back North of the ferry.....towards PA.

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9. Re: Which place on Isla has the best exchange rate??

thanks NY , how is the exchange rate now ?

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10. Re: Which place on Isla has the best exchange rate??

They're listing 12.75 in the paper but you'll most likely get around 12.50. Hopefully someone right there now will see this answer :)