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Curency

Wrexham, United...
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Curency

Hi all we are coming in September and are just going to bring paseos. Would this be ok to tip in and go to the marina for drinks ans some meals. Keep hearing conflicting reports on what to bring we are staying at the CAT. Thanks jacqui

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Yes, the currency of Mexico is the Peso and that is the best currency to bring to use to pay for items. Most places do take USD as well, but they are able to set their own exchange rates and you will certainly get better pricing paying in the local currency...plus for you traveling from the UK, there is no need for you to get USD as well as Pesos for the trip.

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Are you really asking if it's OK to use pesos while in Mexico???

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No I wasn't asking that just been told by a lot of people to bring dollars just wanted to check if we needed both I'm not that stupid.

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The Cat accepts Peso's and Canadian $$ for purchases and payments. The Cambio that exchanges US $ and Pounds gives a poor exchange rate. Bring Peso's. We had just a couple hundred CDN $ when we arrived. We withdrew peso's from the bank machine just downstairs from the main lobby. Fee was $3,00 per transaction , and we got our peso's at the proper daily exchange rate. Our bank didn't charge us anything extra , but some do , check what your bank says and be sure to inform them that your debit and / or credit cards are going to be used in mexico. Sometimes , banks suddenly start to see suspicious account activity and lock your account.

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5. Re: Curency

Many UK visitors bring pesos

Bring US$ and you lose from 10-30% when spending it other than tips

Edited: 12 August 2014, 05:23
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