My partner and I are lucky enough to be visiting Chile for 3 weeks in November (2012) However, we have read conflicting reports re whether to take pesos or US dollars. We want to ensure that we conserve as much of our hard earned cash as possible, and not see it draining away in commission/taxes/ATM charges etc.
Most of our meals and tours are already paid for, so we only need cash to buy local atrwork, jewellery etc and for snacks/coffees etc
What strategy would forum users and locals on the ground in Chile recommend please? What charges will we meet/should we try to avoid?
Thanks for your help