Originally Posted by 9laurel9
This thread was very helpful reading for a newb like myself...We were planning on using pesos during our first visit to the playa anyways. However, it is good to know that atm's are the most easy and efficient way to do so. I've noticed that several of you have mentioned taking out a nice chunk at once to limit the # of transaction fees...what would you say is a good amount per withdrawal? We are not staying at an AI so we'll be eating/drinking/entertaining ourselves out and about. Because we are annoying uber newbs, we have no idea what we might spend from day to day, thus it's hard to gage what an appropriate withdrawal amt. might be...
Also, I imagine, here and there, we will need US cash for the silly touristy things that uber newbs like us are drawn to...do the atm's also dispense USD if we need to or do we need to visit a bank to do so?
These questions probably seem quite inane and ignorant--apologies in advance as I'm sure I'll have more increasingly irritating questions as our trip approaches...
No, you don't need US cash for silly touristy things. It's Mexico. The silly Mexicans take pesos.