Accepted credit cards in Cancun

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  1. alikchi

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    We plan to bring mostly USD and/or pesos for tips, etc, but a credit card for emergencies. What credit cards are accepted in cancun? American Express? Visa?
     
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    Visa, Mastercard are accepted widely. Amex not so much - but that is the same as anywhere in my experience.

    I get double air miles on my Amex vs my Visa, so often try to use it with not much luck.
     
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    I find we got the best exchange rate when using our credit card in Cancun. It was better than taking Pesos out of the ATM. Though either is better than USD.
     
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    Credit Cards

    A good trick to see if your credit card is compatible with a given ATM is to look at the logos on the ATM/ Logos on the back side of your credit card.

    If you see a matching logo, chances are it will work. (By logos I don't mean visa, mastercard etc. but ''cirrus'', ''plus'' etc.)

    Also I would suggest that you use the ATM's at the main banks, and not 'no-name/private' ATMS.

    David,
     
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    Visa and Mastercard are widely accepted and Amex is really starting to spread around. Just don't bring a Discover card. It may have no international transaction fee, but it really isn't acceped anywere, only at a few Banamex ATMs.
     
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