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Old 04-08-2011   #16 (permalink)
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Fraud of course can happen anywhere.

That said, the only two times I have had instances of cc fraud were in Mexico....which is one reason why I very rarely use my cc outside of the country (but I very rarely use it here at home, either).

Sure, you are covered in case something happens- but the PITA factor is there, I had to write letters, etc. Not worth my time. Another reason is that my credit card (Visa) has an 'international transaction fee' of 3% added on each time I use it outside of Canada. Combined with the fact that you can often get a better deal when you pay in cash, those 3 things are the reason we use pesos.

We always just get pesos from ATMs to spend when in Mexico. Better rates than exchanging currency at cambios/banks and better than pre-ordering too. I agree with the suggestion to simply get about 3000 pesos at the airport.
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Old 04-08-2011   #17 (permalink)
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Makes since. I really can't argue with any of your logic. Very thankful that this site was started. Its been a few years since I've been in Mexico. I'm sure that alot of things have changed.
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Old 04-08-2011   #18 (permalink)
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We stayed at the seaside 2 years ago during the "swine flu outbreak". All six of us really loved the resort. They were only at like 30% capacity since most people had canceled. They upgraded all of us to an ocean front room since they were so empty, and s a thank you to all of people who didn't cancel they had a beach BBQ on one of the nights we were there. They pulled out all of their decorations for beach weddings and fixed up a bunch of tables on the beach and cooked amazing food for us all. They had a mechanical bowl riding competition that went well into the night!

Regarding the cash, it just depends on how much you want to do outside of the resort. The only thing you will need cash for at the resort is tipping.
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Old 04-08-2011   #19 (permalink)
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There is a post that gives you an idea of what can happen if you use credit card
http://www.playa.info/playa-del-carm...hone-info.html

Off topic here, but just curious Carlos....you said in that thread you will never go back to Playa, so wondering why you are still frequenting a forum that is information about Playa? Perhaps watching where you might interject some negativity?
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Old 04-08-2011   #20 (permalink)
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Off topic here, but just curious Carlos....you said in that thread you will never go back to Playa, so wondering why you are still frequenting a forum that is information about Playa? Perhaps watching where you might interject some negativity?
I wasn't aware that the forum was open only for those who planed to return to playa.I did say in the comment that you quote that i still love playa.
my mistake for posting comment on your forum
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Old 04-08-2011   #21 (permalink)
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Just to give you all an idea has to how long its been since I was in mexico......
The peso to USD exchange was 1370 the first time I was there. The last time that I was in Cancun (outside of the airport I have NO business visiting) the exchange rate was 20 to the USD. Granted I started going to border towns when I was 10 and its been a few years since I've been down. To be quite honest I appreciate all of your input. It's very refreshing to visit a forum where alot of the same people post. I do not take trip advisor for granted, but I do feel that they are a mixed bag of people that only experience an area or region once.
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We stayed at the seaside 2 years ago during the "swine flu outbreak". All six of us really loved the resort. They were only at like 30% capacity since most people had canceled. They upgraded all of us to an ocean front room since they were so empty, and s a thank you to all of people who didn't cancel they had a beach BBQ on one of the nights we were there. They pulled out all of their decorations for beach weddings and fixed up a bunch of tables on the beach and cooked amazing food for us all. They had a mechanical bowl riding competition that went well into the night!

Regarding the cash, it just depends on how much you want to do outside of the resort. The only thing you will need cash for at the resort is tipping.
I'm sure that's not what you meant, but that would be interesting to see!
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Old 04-09-2011   #23 (permalink)
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Just to give you all an idea has to how long its been since I was in mexico......
The peso to USD exchange was 1370 the first time I was there. The last time that I was in Cancun (outside of the airport I have NO business visiting) the exchange rate was 20 to the USD. Granted I started going to border towns when I was 10 and its been a few years since I've been down. To be quite honest I appreciate all of your input. It's very refreshing to visit a forum where alot of the same people post. I do not take trip advisor for granted, but I do feel that they are a mixed bag of people that only experience an area or region once.
In the early 90's Mexico cut a zero off the peso so today that 1370 would be 13.7 peso to the dollar.
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