20 peso coin
10 peso coin
5 peso coin
2 peso coin
1 peso coin
50 cent coin
These are the official
coins (20, 10 and 5 cent coins
not included) and bills. The
1000 peso bill is the highest
You can change
money at a convenient Casa
de Cambio (Money Exchange House). These are money
exchangers that are open long hours and
provide quick service, take into account that they hide their commissions in rates that are a little lower than the ones provided by ATMs or banks.
were widely accepted in resort areas this has changed in the latest years and we now recommend using
pesos during your stay.
Hotels may also exchange
dollars, but these normally give you the
lowest rates, use them as a last resort.
You will find better rates at the exchange
houses, and the best rates at banks.
To exchange money in the banks you can
only do it between 9 AM and 1PM (even
though the banks are open longer). Expect
a slightly lower rate for travelers checks.
Commissions are not generally charged
on money exchanges.
We also recommend exchanging
$20-$30 dollars into pesos before leaving home.
This way you will arrive in Mexico with
pesos for cab fare to you hotel and for
Author: M. A. Gallardo
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