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Exchange dollars to pesos

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Exchange dollars to pesos

Our first stop will be in Puerto Morelos before heading to Isla Mujeres. Where is the best place to exchange dollars to pesos in Puerto Morelos?

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1. Re: Exchange dollars to pesos

We usually get that done before we go to Mexico. Check with your bank, they may allow you to "purchase" pesos. Mine does. However, it will not change pesos back to dollars. FYI

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2. Re: Exchange dollars to pesos

Dollars are accepted in Mexico. Depending on what you use them for I would do some research.

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3. Re: Exchange dollars to pesos

Dboester,

Another good option is to just go to a Money Gram office near your home town (e.g. Wal-mart Customer Service / Financial Service counters), and send the money to yourself. You will need to specify which State in Mexico where you will be picking up or claiming your money, *and* your name must match your name as it appears in your passport *exactly*. Just go visit MoneyGram a day or two (2) before you travel!!!

Then you can just visit any MoneyGram office location in Mexico (Mega, Soriana, Chedruai, and yes even Wal-Mart {in Mexico} as well as many major (large) farmacias with MoneyGram locations, and with the 8-digit PIN they give you when you send the money to yourself, you will pick up your money in Mexican pesos (Mxn). Your receipt from sending it to yourself will tell you exactly how much you can expect to pickup when you claim your money in Mexico. Safe travels.

¡Diviértanse!

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4. Re: Exchange dollars to pesos

I got pesos from my home bank and it was very easy. Got a very good are for a small fee.

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I always get a few pesos at home before i leave. there is an ATM in my airport for that. All other pesos that i get i get from ATM there. I have never worried about the exchange rate. There are three good ATM at the Chedruai. Two inside and one with the bank in the plaza. You are in their country, so use their currency

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6. Re: Exchange dollars to pesos

We exchange some at home if the exchange is favorable leading up to our trip and this helps us budget. Then we get the rest at the ATM at the airport asking for an odd number to get some smaller bills.

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7. Re: Exchange dollars to pesos

We exchange a small amount at home before we leave. Then when we are on Isla. I was wondering if there is a bank in Puerto Morelos that is convenient. If not we will just wait till we get to the island.

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8. Re: Exchange dollars to pesos

I'm pretty sure there's sure there's no banks from what I can remember.

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9. Re: Exchange dollars to pesos

There are at least three banks that i know of:

1. Banco Azteca

2. CI Bank

3. BBVA

1 and 2 are near the intersection of the highway and the road to the portside. 3 is out near the Super AKI in the north side of the colonia

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10. Re: Exchange dollars to pesos

Thanks for the info everyone. Peter M thats what i was looking for :)

Edited: 15 January 2018, 12:05
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