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Take cash or is there a reliable ATM at the GBP?

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Take cash or is there a reliable ATM at the GBP?

Hi

We are travelling to the GBP in July from the UK. I intend to take cash for tips and odds and sods and then pay with CC for trips. We have a bank acc which doesnt charge for foreign cash withdrawals so usually we draw cash out from an ATM when abroad.

Can anyone tell me if there is a reliable ATM at the GBP or nearby that we can use or is it best to take peso's from the UK?

Currently I can get an exchange rate of £1 = 20.49pesos for currency exchange but I know the bank rate is £1= 22 pesos

Many thanks

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1. Re: Take cash or is there a reliable ATM at the GBP?

There was a thread on this topic a while ago. One of the ATM's there have huge surcharges so beware.

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2. Re: Take cash or is there a reliable ATM at the GBP?

The ATMs in the lobbies charge a large fee and dispense US dollars, even the staff tell you to stay away from them. There is a ATM in the hacienda that is more user friendly and dispenses peso's. Failing that use bank machines in PDC or Tulum

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3. Re: Take cash or is there a reliable ATM at the GBP?

The ATM is each section provides US$ at a large surcharge

Use the one in the Hacienda by the hwy or one in the airport (pesos)

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4. Re: Take cash or is there a reliable ATM at the GBP?

Avoid getting dollars out of any item. The charges will surprise you. And often resort ATMs are not bank machines. Reason enough to avoid them.

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5. Re: Take cash or is there a reliable ATM at the GBP?

I started the prevous thread.

The Bank ATM at the GBP Hacienda was never working - we were there 2 weeks.

Take extra cash and avoid the hassle.

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6. Re: Take cash or is there a reliable ATM at the GBP?

Try the post office online m8 they are giving 20.7 pecos to the £ at the minute with free postage to your home they deliver next day.

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7. Re: Take cash or is there a reliable ATM at the GBP?

ATm machine in the lobby was 'out of order' may 15-24th also/still..

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8. Re: Take cash or is there a reliable ATM at the GBP?

what was the exchange rate at the lobby desk??

As mentions ATMs at the airports, PDC, Tulum, PA, Akumal

Edited: 03 June 2012, 00:36
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9. Re: Take cash or is there a reliable ATM at the GBP?

rates where 11.20 for both Can & US but our $ has since dropped..

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10. Re: Take cash or is there a reliable ATM at the GBP?

11.20 for both Can & US

Ouch

We had 12 at ABR in early May