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Mainly looking for Puerto Vallarta Bank close to pier so we can grab pesos for our cruise .

 

Might be nice in Mazatlan and Cabo also.

 

Thanks

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Hi,

Generally speaking you don't really need pesos . You can use your USA $$s.

You can go across the road from the port near the Walmart in Puerto Vallarta and find ATM.

Here is a map:

https://goo.gl/maps/niM5Krqdagy

You can also take a taxi from the port using USA $$s and get pesos in town.

I'd get enough in one port to last for the trip instead of making lots of ATM withdrawals.

You can use your credit card for larger purchases if needed.

 

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Thank you but I have done better with pesos in hand and prefer not to use ATMs unless at a bank.

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We also bring pesos but since we live in San Diego it is easy for us to get them before we cruise.

Is PV your first port?? IF you were in Cabo first then easier since you could walk from where the tender leaves you to a bank ATM.

I have never entered a bank in Mexico to change money do I don't know the procedure there.

 

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On 1/21/2019 at 4:22 PM, steveweese said:

Mainly looking for Puerto Vallarta Bank close to pier so we can grab pesos for our cruise .

 

Might be nice in Mazatlan and Cabo also.

 

Thanks

Check with your local bank. Wells Fargo can order you some pesos before you go. I imagine other banks have a similar service.

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If you're a AAA member, we (in Washington State) were able to get pesos essentially overnite......if you get over $200 USD there is no fee.

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Yes, We sometimes get pesos from Wells Fargo too. The exchange rate is not as good as you would get from a bank ATM in Mexico. If you do the math though, youwitll find that usually  a fee of about 3% to your ATM card bank for a foreign ATM soo sometimes the difference between the fee payment and the worse exchange rate comes out within a couple of dollars.

It may be worth it to just change money near your home so you don't have to deal with looking for a bankATM in Mexico.

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