Dollars or Pesos?
November 1, 2005 5:28 AM Subscribe
My wife and I are planning a 25th anniversary trip near Yelapa, Mexico, and are in need of some advice on how to handle cash transactions...
posted by Thorzdad to travel & transportation around Tepic, Mexico (12 answers total)
This is our first time out of the U.S., so we are unsure how to handle cash in Mexico. We have been told by many people that the dollar spends just as well as the peso will. So, does that mean that merchants will provide prices in dollars, or will we be expected to make the conversion on the fly? I assume change would be made in pesos, yes?
Or should we just go ahead and exchange some dollars for pesos and be done with it? If we go that route, where is the best place to exchange?
Sorry if this sounds simplistic to the better-traveled me-fites but, as a lifelong landlocked midwesterner, these questions perplex me.