Banks & Cambios

Several Mexican Banknotes of different currencies


Almost everywhere you go will accept $US, but shops tend to give a lower exchange rate and you will receive your change in pesos, so it is a good idea to have also pesos. All banks have their ATM machines, we recommend you to use those.  Also Supermarket Chomak has an ATM.  Open from 9 to 4 pm.  You can find a  Bancomer Bank at Puerto Maya in front of the Chedraui. Also in Chedraui there is a CIBanco.   In Playa del Carmen you can find Scotiabank, Bancomer and Banamex at Centro Maya.  Money exchange stands are available at the 5th avenue in Playa del Carmen and in Tulum.  Most places you can pay with credit card or debit card. (Visa and Mastercard the most used)

A tip regarding tipping – US coins are of no value in Mexico, please do not use them to tip for service. (Generally 10-20% is recommended in restaurants, depending on the service. In your villa, a tip of 5% of the rental is recommended.)