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Pesos or Dollars ?

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Bicester, United...
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Pesos or Dollars ?

Morning all, not been to Mexico for 6 years, what is the best currency to take please?

Thank you :)

London, United...
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1. Re: Pesos or Dollars ?

Pesos

London, United...
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2. Re: Pesos or Dollars ?

ICE online do great exchange rates and send relatively small notes

Bicester, United...
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That's great, thank you

Lisburn, United...
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Your going to Mexico so why would you want to take dollars and lose out on exchange rates

Bicester, United...
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That's why I asked the question ? In the Dominican Republic everything was priced in dollars and that's what they preferred.

Carshalton, United...
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Least time I went to Mexico I took pesos and when I got there everything was cheaper in dollars. This time I'm only taking dollars.

Cozumel, Mexico
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The local currency, the peso, has always been the best. Use the peso and pay less.

Carshalton, United...
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The local currency is peso. Most people will give better deals with dollars. The only thing cheaper in pesos is the exit fee to leave the country.

Bicester, United...
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9. Re: Pesos or Dollars ?

Thank you all :) think I will take a mixture to have enough pesos for the departure tax

Edited: 30 August 2013, 12:27
Cozumel, Mexico
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10. Re: Pesos or Dollars ?

If a place gives better deals with dollars, find another shop. For anything really local, the dollar will never give you a better price.