Mexico & Central America Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Mexico & Central America activity »
  1. 1 Trip Report 주식공부pdf 주식공부하기 n1inve.com
  2. 2 Cancun all inclusive
  3. 3 Family trip to Costa Rica in December.
  4. 4 Returning home
  5. 5 Advice Needed For a Trip to Belize
  6. 6 Suggested destinations, Yucatan Peninsula, Xmas/NYE.
  7. 7 Azul five, Grand Velas or Grand Palladium resorts??
  8. 8 Your favorite Mayan sites?
  9. 9 Destination similar to Puerto Vallarta
  10. 10 Expired Mexican Passport going to Mexico
  11. 11 Recommendations for family vacation in Puerto Vallarta or other ideas???
  12. 12 White hair in Valladolid....
  13. 13 Which beach location (w/ small kids)?
  14. 14 Roatan
  15. 15 One week in CR...stay in one area or divide time
  16. 16 Costa Rica in summer (end July/early August) with kids
  17. 17 Puerto Vallarta Easter Weekend 2017
  18. 18 Driving Time
  19. 19 Guanajuato
  20. 20 best new site in costa rica
  21. 21 Family of 13 travelling week of Christmas
  22. 22 Help with open jaw itinerary Oaxaca to beach
  23. 23 Costa Rica
  24. 24 Gran Caribe Resort
  25. 25 Some questions about Belize
View next 25 » Back to the top

Money Tips for Playa del Carmen

Jump to last reply

My boyfriend and I are going to Mexico for a week in February. We can't figure out whether it makes sense to bring cash with us, get traveler's checks and change them there, or use ATMs and credit cards to get by. We're not staying at an all-inclusive, so we will be paying for everything.

I've seen notes about the upcharge to use US$ at different stores and attractions, which will get frustrating, and I don't really like the idea of walking around with that much cash.

I know credit cards will give us the best exchange rate for larger purchases, but are they readily accepted at restaurants or tourist attractions? Are there other hidden fees I need to beware of?

Traveler's checks would prevent some of the insane fees that the banks will charge, but are there conveniently located places to exchange them?

6 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement