We want you to have the best experience visiting Mexico: Playa del Carmen or Nuevo Vallarta, so we prepared these recommendations about money exchange, cash and use of credit and debit cards.
Cash? ATM withdrawals in Playa del Carmen and Nuevo Vallarta
Definitely the best way is to take cash upon arrival at International Airports. For example it is important to say the closest and the best money exchange in Nuevo Vallarta is in Bucerias (20 minutes from our Stylish Condo). That’s why we encourage you to do your exchange at the airport.
We do not always encourage people to bring Dollars in Mexico since the rates here are low especially in touristic areas.
There are lots of banks like Santander or BBVA Bancomer around, so you don’t have to worry about finding an ATM. As for the currency exchanges for each bank, visitors said Santander gives the best rates but others recommend checking Intercam as well.
About $5 dollars per transaction will be charged as a small fee per withdrawal depending on the bank. Many people said they never get charged for withdrawals.
Credit and debit cards
Most establishments in Playa del Carmen and Nuevo Vallarta accept credit and debit card payments.
However, most of them still do cash transactions. In Mexico, the merchants don’t always use a credit card machine because it’s rather costly. Paying in cash is still the common way around.
One more thing… Tipping in Mexico
Tipping in Playa del Carmen and Nuevo Vallarta is not mandatory but is recommended. 10% is a really good tip but you can go up to 15%.
Enjoy your next vacation in Mexico by visiting one of our 3 stylish vacation rentals in Playa del Carmen and Nuevo Vallarta.
Houses and apartments with amenities for your family and friends. Nearby you will find a wide variety of shops, restaurants and bars. Shops and supermarkets are within walking distance (about 15 minute walk), and much faster by car, you could be there in a couple of minutes.
These conveniently located rental homes are located in a gated neighborhood with 24-hour security service.
Send us a message to reserve in advance.