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Old 09-01-2012   #1 (permalink)
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Money Exchange Question - Urgent!

Can I change Canadian Dollars to Pesos at the Money Exchange at the Cancun airport or do I need to have American Dollars? Please replay ASAP - my plane is leaving on Monday!
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Can I change Canadian Dollars to Pesos at the Money Exchange at the Cancun airport or do I need to have American Dollars? Please replay ASAP - my plane is leaving on Monday!
You can use your ATM card to get pesos at the airport, I am pretty sure. I have used mine in both Mexico and in Canda

Let your bank know where you are going
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I think you would probably get a better exchange rate on 5th. Others will chime in with a more definate answer, along with advice to use an ATM for the best rate
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Can I change Canadian Dollars to Pesos at the Money Exchange at the Cancun airport or do I need to have American Dollars? Please replay ASAP - my plane is leaving on Monday!
Yes.
But there are better options, already mentioned.
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We have exchanged Canadian currency for pesos on Isla Mujeres. We had a couple of hundred Canadian dollars left over from a trip to Vancouver ($20 bills)
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Can I change Canadian Dollars to Pesos at the Money Exchange at the Cancun airport or do I need to have American Dollars? Please replay ASAP - my plane is leaving on Monday!
I'll summarize the responses that have already been posted:

Your best option, that is the best exchange rate, will be realized by leaving your currency in your bank, and using the ATM's in the airport, (or anywhere else), to get your Pesos.

However, don't use a free-standing ATM on 5th Ave. Use one just outside of a bank or in a bank foyer. You can use the free-standing ATM's in the airport, or in one of the major grocery stores (Mega, Wal-Mart, ect.) without worry.

You will also get the best prices by using Pesos rather than US or Canadian dollars. Most bars, restaurants, and stores will take your dollars, but at a significant discount.

If for some reason you do not want to use an ATM, I'm guessing that ga_pecs is correct in that you'd get a better rate in downtown Playa as opposed to the airport, but that's a guess on my part as I've always used an ATM exclusively.
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Thank you all for your responses! See you in Playa!!!!
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