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Very few tour operators expect cruisers to have pesos in Cabo!!

We're probably one of the few couples that have them since we live in San Diego and the border is so close!!

You will be find using USA$$S.

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On 9/2/2019 at 8:59 AM, Ombud said:

makes me wonder if I can just pay in USD when I get off the tender. Can I just wing it or do I need to pre-reserve? I won't have pesos 


I just "wing it" and you pay in US dollars.  Most of the hawkers will be quoting you in $US.  I pay the hawker and he escorts us to the boat. 


Others can chime in, but I usually pay $10 pp for the boat ride.  I've paid as little as $8 pp, but the $2 difference doesn't really matter much to me so I don't fight the price too hard!


Decide before you get to the dock if you want just the round-trip out to Los Arcos or if you want to be left off at Medano Beach on the way back.  I have done it both ways.  I have also paid a few dollars extra to be dropped off at Puerto Pariaso Mall instead of near the tender dock -- supposedly, there is a $2.50 per person fee from the port authorities for that.


There is no need for pesos in Cabo.  But I usually have pesos for things not negotiated in dollars.   As I have said elsewhere in this forum, the easiest way for me to collect pesos is to pay in US$ at the OXXO store and get my change back in pesos.  They have a decent (not great) exchange rate.  Because I do the Mex Riviera cruise frequently, I simply cache my pesos for the next cruise; I probably have about US $50 worth from my last cruise.  


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