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What currency to bring?

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Vancouver, BC
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What currency to bring?

We're heading down to the Palladium on Mar 26. Can anyone tell me what currency we should be bringing? Should we buy a bunch of Pesos before we go? Are Canadian $ ok, or should be purchase some US currency?


Hamilton, ON
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1. Re: What currency to bring?

I don't you can use canadian.

it's basically US and paesos (sp?).

Anyway, we're going to just bring US currency as it's easy to deal with for tips. $1 bills and such.

For any official tours or such like the dolphin discovery we'll use credit card.

So yeah I think you can get away with just US money (the exchange is so good now) and if you use an ATM down there I think all they spit out are paesos.

seattle, wa
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2. Re: What currency to bring?

I have read it is best to use pesos for tipping because many workers work 6 days a week and if the only day they get off is on Sunday it is difficult.

ATMs are very common so you could get your money there.

Good luck.

ontario canada
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3. Re: What currency to bring?

Just returned and used pecos as I am Canadian and it is foolish to get screwed on the exchange to american dollars. There is a bank machine at the airport and in Bucerias 12 minutes from the resort. Go to a money exchange or ask some banks in your area before you go if you want some on hand immediately.