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Post by snaimpally on Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:43 am

My wife and I are coming to Lakeside for a visit. What is the best strategy for pesos - change them at the foreign exchange at the airport,k in town, use an ATM machine, etc.? I'll have some USD, Visa/MC, and debit card. I plan to call and let all the card companies know of my travel plans.

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Post by CanuckBob on Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:25 pm

We always visited with just an ATM card. Maybe gets few thousand pesos ahead of time to pay the taxi and have some some pocket money for a couple of days. Yes, let your bank know.

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Post by David on Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:27 pm

Get pesos from ATM at airport on arrival. Then ATMs at Lakeside. ATMs give better rate than changing $USD.
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Post by CanuckBob on Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:26 pm

With the airport construction going on inside the terminal at the moment I found most of the ATMs out of service when I was in there 6 nights ago so be aware of this possibility.

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Post by slainte39 on Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:05 pm

Don't some, or most, of the Oxxo's along the highway to Chapala have ATM's.  Might be easier to have the cab pull in there than doing it in the terminal.

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Post by MexicoPete on Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:09 pm

I bet that might be a little intimidating in as much as the instructions are usually only in Spanish.
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Post by David on Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:19 pm

The ATMs in convenience stores charge absurdly high fees.
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Post by CanuckBob on Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:21 pm

The easiest is to get a few thousand pesos before you leave home. Who cares if it costs 5 bucks more in exchange.........

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Post by slainte39 on Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:23 pm

David wrote:The ATMs in convenience stores charge absurdly high fees.

I use Oxxo ATM's with All Points connectivity to Capital One.....no fees.

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Post by OasisCloud on Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:40 pm

slainte39 wrote:
David wrote:The ATMs in convenience stores charge absurdly high fees.

I use Oxxo ATM's with All Points connectivity to Capital One.....no fees.

Which Oxxo? Most of these (Bannorte ATM connected to All Points) have disappeared at lakeside.

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Post by slainte39 on Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:33 am

OasisCloud wrote:
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David wrote:The ATMs in convenience stores charge absurdly high fees.

I use Oxxo ATM's with All Points connectivity to Capital One.....no fees.

Which Oxxo? Most of these (Bannorte ATM connected to All Points) have disappeared at lakeside.

There are two on Terranova in GDL that I use, there are many others, just do a Google search.  The Oxxo in Ajijic used to, but I guess no longer.  CiBanco in SAT would be the cheapest ATM locally.

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Post by borderreiver on Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:31 am

If Canadian you can purchase pesos onine from your bank. Pickup at your branch or have delivered to your door. Goodish rate and how's that for service?

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Post by Clueless on Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:30 pm

Worst exchange rates are IMO, at the airport and Superlake.
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