Originally Posted by Jesstzn
This thread itself shows what I am talking about ... I DID do a search and came up with conflicting info ... just like this thread is providing ( note krazzy & waterRats posts above. One says one thing .. then one posts nonsense).
How does one know a secure from a non secure ATM?
One post says buy a beer with a 500 peso note and you have change ,... another thread I found in my search says you may have trouble getting change for larger notes .. 500 etc.
Mods .. close the thread ... its ran its course ... which happens to be a circle ..
Sorry it had to happen this way
We also frequent playa and I was just replying from what >I< know and >my< opinion which sometimes here having a opinion can cause some conflicts but that being said we are not in china!!!
As for what I stated before we always bring u.s. bills for tipping at the big resorts the locals prefer it to canadian funds and also easier for you than pesos being your first time here, if you can get pesos in bc good on you.
We have had double charges on our m/c show up so we do not use it here anymore ,, not likely to happen but can, I imagine you are not gonna spend more than 500 dollars shopping so as i said before the exchange booths on fifth well give you around 13.5 pesos to one dollar so its not gonna break the bank.
As for the atm at airport it is fine to use this but I also know you said it is your first time here and the airport can be overwhelming the first trip with the timeshare guys etc, and I also know that when we go on a charter to a AI we hate waiting at the bus for someone else that got caught up by the timesharks or is lost in airport looking for atm or being bugged at atm etc etc. as for secure atm read this post
when in airport if you decide to use a atm, use a atm not the money exchange kiosk as their exchange rate is terrible as with anything else in the airport food etc you well get screwed!
Also feel free to ask some do not realize that since its your first time you have questions and that is what this forum is for, the search function works too but Most of us do not mind your questions and are glad to help.
As for waterat, too much tequila before bed maybe