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Old December 7th, 2003, 08:22 PM
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Should I exchange some U.S. currency to pesos before I get on the ship?


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Old December 7th, 2003, 10:10 PM
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You don't have to, all the shops take US$. Just take small bills since most will have trouble making change in US$.
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Old December 8th, 2003, 12:38 PM
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I've gone to Mexico 8 times in the last 5 years. Don't change any money into pesos. The ports where the cruise liners stop are happy to have your dollars. For a weeks visit to Mexico I usually take at least $50 in singles for tiping, to purachse items from the street vendors and for taxis. All of my other purchase are made with a credit card.
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Old December 8th, 2003, 06:57 PM
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If you need pesos just look for the "Cambio" sign. Dollars don't get great exchange rates from merchants unless you know the going rate and agree to it before purchase is finalized. (There are Cambios on every other corner because it's a big business and they will exchange at a published rate.) Banks will give a slightly higher exchange rate but usually there are lines to wade through.
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Old December 9th, 2003, 11:24 AM
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I used a cash machine in Cozumel.. was a little tough to find, but my spanglish entertained my family!

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