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Old 03-16-2005   #1 (permalink)
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Americam money or Mexican Money????

Should I exchange my American money for Mexican money..........Thanks
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Old 03-17-2005   #2 (permalink)
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In my opinion you should always use Pesos until you run out of the 5 and 10 Pesos coins for tips, then switch to Dollars. You will always get a better exchange rate through a bank or ATM than through a merchant or restuarnt. Personally , we always take a couple hundred in large bills as a "just in case fund", about $20 in ones for tips, and the rest we get through ATMS. If you see a bank without a long line, ask them to break the 200 and 500 Pesos notes down since it seems that many of the merchants have a shortage of change. Most of all always remember to HAVE FUN.

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We found pesos work best.
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pesos is the way to go if you are staying for awhile. But be sure to let them run out before you leave as you lose money by trading them back
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Exchange at ATM, if you have any left keep it for next time.
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Old 03-17-2005   #6 (permalink)
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