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local bus-pesos or dollars

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local bus-pesos or dollars

When taking the local bus (we are staying at the Hilton), do you pay the fare with pesos? I thought someone posted that it must be exact change. I am assuming that the bus drive does not take US dollars.

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1. Re: local bus-pesos or dollars

If you use a bill, your change will be in pesos, best to have exact or close to exact change in pesos. They do not accept American coins.

I suggest using pesos for everything in Cancun, it is the national currency after all.

Seattle, Washington
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2. Re: local bus-pesos or dollars

Use pesos. It's 6.5 pesos 1 way. You won't get the correct change back, if you use U.S. Bills. Most of the time, they run out of the .50 centavo, to give back.

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3. Re: local bus-pesos or dollars

thanks - all of you at TA have been great. I read many of your posts and when we go next week we will be very prepared.

Cozumel, Mexico
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4. Re: local bus-pesos or dollars

I am with you CancunCanuk. Why cant people just realize they are in another country and try to use the local currency? I really cant understand that!

columbus ohio
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5. Re: local bus-pesos or dollars

Can you imagine Sears or Penneys taking pesos/euros/pounds etc over here? BOTOH, maybe the Mexicans started it by accepting the Almighty dollar

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