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can we still spend American dollars in mexico?

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can we still spend American dollars in mexico?

can we? Cause on our travel jnfo it says Mexican pesos only? Thank you

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1. Re: can we still spend American dollars in mexico?

You can widely.

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2. Re: can we still spend American dollars in mexico?

You can use $ but why would you want to when you can get 20 plus pesos to the £ at the moment? So way better using pesos. Plus its mexico, thats their money!

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3. Re: can we still spend American dollars in mexico?

We always use pesos, you will get more for your money. Easier for everyone.

Edited: 26 November 2011, 03:17
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4. Re: can we still spend American dollars in mexico?

because i have loads of dollars left from aruba, so i will have to change them up into pounds and then pesos so i will be losing money

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5. Re: can we still spend American dollars in mexico?

Why would you need to change them into pounds and then pesos? Bring them to Mexico, change them into pesos, very easy.

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6. Re: can we still spend American dollars in mexico?

do you know what the exchange rate would be though please?

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7. Re: can we still spend American dollars in mexico?

You would be best taking them with you then and you could use them for tips etc. Most stores still take them and if you change them there for pesos you will get about 11-12 pesos to the $. Maybe a little bit more at the moment.

Edited: 26 November 2011, 10:49
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8. Re: can we still spend American dollars in mexico?

Yes.

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9. Re: can we still spend American dollars in mexico?

this is what my travel agent info says

Customers due to travel to Mexico should be aware that under new legislation, US Dollars are no longer accepted as a form of payment in shops, bars and restaurants.

This also means we can no longer accept payment for any excursions or extras in resort, in US Dollars.

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10. Re: can we still spend American dollars in mexico?

We had the same info earlier this year. You will still find a lot of stores accept them. Staff will take them for tips. We booked a trip at our hotel and had to use pesos. Its mainly for larger ammounts. Next trip i think we will use just pesos apart from the few $ we have left. Just exchange them when you get there it saves all the hastle of working things out as you will find most things are priced in pesos. You will get 11-12 at exchange places but shops may only give you 10-1$.