pesos or dollars?

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  1. smorriss38

    smorriss38 Newbie Registered Member

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    hello :) i am very new to this and so far has been very very helpful. im travelling from the uk to cancun with a partner on the 15th march. so not long now! staying in aquamarina..im just wondering should i take pesos or dollars or both?? any otehr info about cancun would be great!i.e how cheap it is to eat out..drinnks etc thank you :)
    sabrina x
     
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    Traveling from the UK as you are I would just take pesos. The only reason to bring dollars is familiarity with the currency, for you it would just complicate things to have to convert between three different currencies. You'll also get short changed (via the exchange rate) when using dollars to buy goods marked in pesos.

    Just bring a few to last you the first few days, then take your money from the ATM. Although your bank may charge you a surcharge for foreign withdrawals you'll almost always more than make up for that by the favourable exchange rate... but check first with the bank.

    Eating out, depends where you eat, but you can get a nice meal with a couple of drinks each for around 300 pesos about £15.

    Make sure you check throuhg the rest of the website there's lots of info about all kinds of things:

    http://www.cancuncare.com/

    Maybe have a chat with a couple of our members Sue and Dave they are from Portsmouth and experts on all things Cancun.
     
  3. Joseph88

    Joseph88 Newbie Registered Member

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    oh, I was under the impression that it was both. I understand that buses, supermarkets, shops are peso's, but I thought that clubs and restaurants in the hotel zone were US dollars?
     
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