Finances

Guanajuato, MexicoYou may want to exchange some U.S. dollars into pesos before you arrive in Mexico because it is often easier than trying to do it at the Mexican international airports. You may exchange your money at the American international airports.

Credit cards are accepted at most commercial businesses throughout Mexico. The easiest way to obtain cash in Mexico is with an ATM card. Automatic teller machines can be found at numerous banks throughout the country. You may want to check with your bank on withdrawal charges in Mexico. Please read the Mexican Consular Information Sheet provided regarding precautions to take when using an ATM machine in Mexico.

It is possible to have money sent to you, but it is expensive and you may have to travel by bus to the city of Leon, 34 miles away, to pick it up.

It is not advisable to carry large sums of cash with you.