Well, I screwed up. I have only used my ATM card three times and that was several years ago when I was out of the country and I don't have a debit card and I'm leaving Feb 8 for SMA and don't have enough time to get a new one. My "old" bank was bought out by a "new" bank and I discovered today that my ATM card does not work. I have read that not that many places take credit cards and I would think my best choice would be to take US $$ to a Mexican Bank and convert the USD to pesos. Can you tell me what the approximate fee is and is one bank better than another to use in centro SMA?
Also, I have Visa (3%), AMEX (2.7%) and Discover (0%) and those are the conversion fees and I would like to know if the MEGA, Giantte (sp?), liquor stores or drug stores take these cards. While I'm there, I want to try and buy some prescription drugs that are more expensive in the US. Any suggestions for a store?
In the past we've been to many islands in the Caribbean and they readily take USD at the restaurants and grocery stores and I'm sorry I wasn't more prepared.
I appreciate any help.