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Essentials

Banks and Currency Exchange

In 2010, Mexican authorities passed a law stating that foreign travelers may not exchange more than $1,500 U.S. dollars (cash) per person per month into Mexican pesos. Mexican travelers are also limited to $1,500 U.S.D. cash per person, per month, with the added restriction of no more than $300 U.S.D. cash per day. Other methods of payment including credit cards, traveler's checks, and non-American foreign currencies, are not affected by this new law.

When exchanging foreign currency at banks and hotels in Mexico, you must show your passport. Most banks have ATMs where you can withdraw local currency, or you can pay for services with a debit or credit card without restrictions. There's no limit on the number of purchases or the amount of each individual transaction. It is recommended to have Mexican pesos on hand shortly after you arrive in Cancún, especially if you intend to use public transportation or pay cash during your trip.

Emergencies

Contacts

Green Angels (for highway breakdowns) (078.)

Hospital Amat (emergency hospital) (Av. Náder 13, Sm 2, Cancún, Quintana Roo, 77500. 998/887–4422 Ext. ext. 12.)

Hospital de las Americas (Avs. Bonampak and Nichupté, next to Plaza las Américas, Sm 7, Cancún, Quintana Roo, 77500. 998/881–3400; 998/881–3434 for emergencies.)

Municipal Police (Ave Xcaret, Sm 21, Cancun. 998/884–1913.)

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