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Old March 26th, 2012, 10:23 PM
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Default Local Currency on Shore Excursions

How do you handle shore excursions and local currency? We are going on a Western Carribbean cruise with ports of call in Mexico, Honduras, and Belize. Are the local merchants expecting you to buy in local currency? If so, are there money-changers at the port or would it be better to bring some with you (exhanged before embarcation)?
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Most accept dollars. In Roatan if you go way off on the east side, they pretty much use lipiras, but on the west end dollars are no problem...
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Thanks -- very helpful!
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Just don't try to buy a $3 item with a $100 bill, or you will get local money as change....try to have some smaller bills ($10's, $20s,) for those little purchases.
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