of the country uses Mexico's Central Time most of
the year. The only exceptions are the States of
Baja California, Baja California Sur, Sinaloa,
Sonora, Chihuahua and Nayarit, which Pacific
the entire Mexican territory, we use daylight
savings time (from April to October) as well as
standard time (November to March).
hours for most Mexican banks are Monday through
Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Some branches
open on weekends. However, you can find automatic
teller machines (ATM) in most streets in Mexico.
currency is the Mexican Peso, available in coins
and bills in several denominations. The most
common bills are $20, 50, 100, and 500. Coins are
50 cents, $1, 2, 5 and 10 pesos.
foreign currencies can be exchanged for Mexican
pesos at any money exchange places, which
generally offer more flexible business hours and
offer the least favorable exchange rate, while
the best rate is available at money exchange
places. Traveler checks can be cashed at a
slightly lower rate than currency.
Dollars are widely accepted in most Mexican
tourist centers, we advice you to use Mexican
Pesos during your visit.
most common credit cards in Mexico are Visa,
MasterCard, and American Express. When you
register in a hotel, they will request a credit
card and you will have to sign a voucher. This is
standard procedure, do not worry.