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Top 10 Cancun and Yucatan by Nick Rider

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Banking and Communications

1. The Peso

Mexico’s currency is the peso. There are coins for 1, 2, 5, 10 pesos; and notes for 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, and 1000 pesos. There are also coins for 50 centavos, of which there are 100 to the peso. The usual symbol for the peso is the same as the dollar sign; prices quoted in U.S. dollars usually have the prefix US$ or suffix USD.

2. Using U.S. Dollars

Many Riviera businesses accept U.S. dollars as well as pesos, and a substantial number of visitors use only U.S. dollars during their trip. Hotel and restaurant listings in this book are given in price categories of U.S. dollars. Note, though, that U.S. dollar prices usually work out a bit higher than pesos. In the rest of the Yucatán, shops and businesses usually ...

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