Currency

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  1. angela.neal.bsn

    angela.neal.bsn Enthusiast Registered Member

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    Seeing a lot of posts regarding tipping. Does everyone change currency prior to traveling, if so what is the recommendation, change before or while there? Tip in your own currency? If not leaving hotel, necessary to have pesos?

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  2. Canadian Dos Equis fan

    Canadian Dos Equis fan Cancuncare's Most Interesting Man Registered Member

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    Depends on what you have. I find most Americans like to stick to their currency because the don't have to worry about exchanging back at the end of their trips. Just be ready to pay the premium (locals will more than likely give you 10:1 in markets etc instead of the 15:1 or whatever it is now)

    As for Canadians like myself some get USD just because they are more familiar with it. But I've always been a proponent that if you're going to exchange then there's no reason to get a currency other than Pesos, after all why pay an exchange rate twice?
     
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    M and B01 Enthusiast Registered Member

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    We planned on doing our souvenir money in pasos so we don't get screwed on prices and everything else in our currency US for tipping and exc... bc the exchange rate is better for the locals so theyll like it I figure

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    We are going to do pesos for one main reason, they are waterproof so when we are in tbe pool and tip they arent getting waterlogged money.
     
  5. Jeff & Tiff

    Jeff & Tiff Enthusiast Registered Member

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    We never exchange for tipping and only use Credit Cards for shopping that way we get the best exchange rates.

    Never had a problem with CC fraud either before someone goes there.

    Have a great trip!!
     
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