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Best place to exchange money??

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Best place to exchange money??

I have read so much conflicting information on where to get the best exchange rate for USD. I have been told to exchange my US dollars in America before heading to Cartagena, but also heard to exchange it at the airport once I have landed in Cartagena. But then I have also read to go to banks during the day or use an ATM... Can anyone clear this up for me? Thanks in advance!

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Medellin, Colombia
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Never exchange dollars at the airport in the US - by far the biggest ripoff

Just wait and use your ATM in Colombia.

You can exchange dollars at the airports in Colombia, not as bad as the States,

The dollar is up to about 1860 pesos so you are in luck, 6 months ago everything would have been 10% more.

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Thanks to the both of you for the response! I will skip the exchange at the us airport. But I was planning on bringing a fair amount of USD with me to exchange upon arrival. Should I just keep the cash on my card and do the ATM's as suggested?

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I would bring a couple hundred bucks which you can change some or all at the airport and just get the rest of your traveling money from an ATM.

Edited: 27 May 2013, 08:17
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