Traveling to Mexico soon? Then listen up! I have seen these mistakes made over and over on the island and in Mexico in general. Here we go!
Local Tip #1:
Exchange some US dollars into pesos AFTER you arrive in Mexico. Restaurants will gladly accept your American money, but their exchange rate will be far less than you can get at the local bank or money exchange window. Why? Because, like any local with American funds, we are limited to the amount of USD that we can exchange into pesos on a monthly basis. The restaurants exchange rate will be posted somewhere in the eatery. Just come in with some pesos or plan to use a credit card (not always accepted). I have witnessed several irate tourists in restaurants, because they get a lousy exchange rate there. Be ahead of the game and get pesos. Last time I checked, France doesn’t accept USD, why should Mexico?
Local Tip #2:
Only carry the cash you need for a daily outing by taking advantage of the hotel safe. Always have a credit card and a form...