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Question about currency. Peso vs US Dollar

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Question about currency. Peso vs US Dollar

Hello Tripadvisors,

Just a quick question for you experts. I am traveling to PV next month and I was wondering if it would be better to exchange US Dollars to Pesos at home, or wait until I get to PV to exchange. Your help is appreciated.

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1. Re: Question about currency. Peso vs US Dollar

we generally just get peso's at the atms with our debit cards as we get the best rate and have a good international fee for withdrawls

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2. Re: Question about currency. Peso vs US Dollar

Don't bother changing til you get to Puerto Vallarta. There are plenty of ATM's to withdraw pesos or find a casa de cambio, which are plentiful also to exchange your money.

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I used to get $100 in Pesos for arrival taxi & tips at my departure airport in case there were long lines or the ATM or it was not working at the PV airport, then ATMs the rest of the time, I use an ATM where you scan the card so it does not get swallowed like in some older machines...have fun

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4. Re: Question about currency. Peso vs US Dollar

If I don't have any leftover from a previous trip, I pay for my taxi with USD (you will get a lesser rate of exchange like 10/1 instead of 13/1) and deal with it after I've checked into my hotel and dropped my luggage. Then I go back out and change USD for peso at a cambio (exchange booth) or use my ATM card to withdraw peso directly.

It is never a good value to get them at home (bank fees and poor rates).

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5. Re: Question about currency. Peso vs US Dollar

Never seen a line at the airport ATMs and never seen them not working, but in that very unlikely event, the Taxi Booths will take dollars, just not at a very good rate of exchange.

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