chi chi wrote:Wherever I go, I withdraw money from an ATM. That gives me the best exchange rate.
If I have money left at the end of the trip then I give it to the airline if there's a collection during the flight. Many airlines do a collection of money for charity during the flight. You can donate any notes and even any coins.
I have been told that right now, the ATMS are not giving the best exchange rate. Dollars are a hot commodity now, so people are willing to pay more then the central rate (which I believe is 4.5 pesos/$1, which is still good).
I was also told that many places take dollars and will give you change in pesos, so we are going to hope for that.
I will report back to let you know how it goes, and I will update my blog with trip information.
Thanks for all your help!