The Peso is the currency in Cancun. It’s wise to change some money before you go, to make sure you can get on with your holiday fun without having to rush around looking for a bank and avoid the expensive rates at airport exchange kiosks. We make it easy to exchange your money. You can choose to use our reserve and collect service, or have your holiday money delivered to your door, which is free for orders over £500.
Cash or card?
A variety of denominations and it’s wise to have a range of notes available, especially for smaller expenses like snacks, taxi journeys, and tipping. Coins are available in $1, $2, $5 and $10 and these are really handy for tipping (it’s customary to tip 10-15% of the bill). You’ll need cash for smaller purchases and if you’d like to see the authentic side of Mexico by venturing to local shops or haggling in the markets, then cash is certainly king. If you grab a bite to eat whilst you’re out and about, you’ll find food more authentic and better value outside of the main tourist areas.
The Lyk Card
Many travellers use a mix of cash and plastic to get currency in Cancun, and it can give a little more security. ATMs are available, but we recommend that you only use bank ATMs. It is wise to ask your card provider about charges for transactions abroad, as these aren’t always clear and you could end up with a nasty shock when you get home. A pre-paid travel card such as Lyk is a good solution, it’s fee-free for purchases and a flat rate to withdraw cash. You can top-up while you’re away, and we offer 24-hour support for absolute peace of mind.
However you buy your Cancun currency, you’ll find our friendly team can answer any questions, and help you get the most out of your Cancun holiday.