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Are you heading to Mexico? Find unbeatable rates for Mexican pesos online with us. 

When it comes to exploring Mexico, starting with a smooth currency exchange is key. That’s why we at Manor FX offer outstanding foreign exchange rates to enhance your travel experience from the moment you book your trip.

Choose to have your Mexican pesos delivered directly to your home or office. Alternatively, drop by our Manor FX bureau near Heathrow to collect them in person. 

Our simple online ordering process means you’ll receive your Mexican pesos swiftly. Don’t miss out on converting your GBP to Mexican pesos with us today!

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Dreaming of Mexico? Get the scoop on managing your finances in this captivating destination. From bustling cities to serene beaches, knowing your Mexican peso currency options will serve you well.

Where can I get Mexican pesos?

Finding Mexican pesos might seem daunting, but we’ve got you covered. 

Exchange your pounds to Mexican pesos before you jet off to avoid any hassle. Our home delivery service makes getting your travel money straightforward. Secure the best Mexican peso exchange rate.

Alternatively, collect your Mexican pesos at our Manor FX bureau near Heathrow for the same great rates and flexible collection options.

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Flower Market. San Miguel de Allende.

Should I get Mexican pesos before going to Mexico?

It’s wise to exchange your money before setting off to Mexico. Having Mexican pesos for initial expenses such as transport and snacks is a game-changer. Ensure you’re prepared with Mexican pesos upon arrival.

Our online platform simplifies the process, ensuring you snag fantastic rates for your GBP to Mexican pesos conversion. Benefit from our great rates, stretching your travel budget further. 

Plus, we offer free delivery for orders over £750. Make your switch from GBP to Mexican peso seamlessly with Manor FX.

What is the cheapest way to purchase Mexican pesos?

Manor FX offers you great deals with the best exchange rate for Mexican pesos, ensuring you get more value for your money.

Does Mexico still accept pesos?

Yes, Mexico still uses the Mexican peso as its official currency. It’s widely accepted across the country for all types of transactions, from small purchases at local markets to larger payments in hotels and restaurants. 

When travelling in Mexico, having Mexican pesos on hand for everyday expenses is a good idea.

El Castillo (The Kukulkan Temple) of Chichen Itza, mayan pyramid in Yucatan, Mexico

What is the best money to take to Mexico?

The Mexican peso is the go-to currency for your Mexican travels. 

While you might encounter other currencies being accepted, particularly in tourist areas, Mexican pesos are your best bet for hassle-free transactions.

Though US dollars are sometimes accepted, particularly in tourist hotspots, relying on them can be limiting. Change is often given in Mexican pesos, making smaller US dollar notes handy. 

However, in less touristy locations, Mexican pesos are essential. A blend of both might be helpful, but Mexican pesos take precedence.

Is it better to use Mexican pesos or dollars?

The choice between US dollars and Mexican pesos depends on your spending plans and locations in Mexico. US dollars are commonly accepted in very touristy areas, offering convenience without the need for constant currency exchange. 

However, always have smaller denominations ready as change will likely be in Mexican pesos.

Mexican pesos are more practical for daily expenditures.

Should I bring pesos or dollars to Mexico?

It’s best to bring Mexican pesos to Mexico. While some places might accept dollars, using pesos is easier and often gets you better prices. Plus, not all places take dollars, so having pesos means you’re always ready to pay.

Photo of folklore dancers dancing in a beautiful traditional dress representing mexican culture.

Is it cheaper to pay in pesos in Mexico?

Yes, it’s often cheaper to pay in pesos in Mexico. When you use dollars, businesses might use a higher exchange rate, so you end up paying more. Paying in pesos can help you avoid those extra costs and get better deals.

Is the Mexican peso the same as the Mexican dollar?

The Mexican peso is the official currency of Mexico, not the Mexican dollar. People sometimes call pesos “Mexican dollars” in casual conversation, but the correct name is pesos. When you’re dealing with money in Mexico, it’s all about the Mexican peso.

Is it better to use cash or debit cards in Mexico?

Using your debit (or credit) card in Mexico is viable, but cash reigns supreme, especially off the beaten path. For day-to-day expenses, Mexican pesos are indispensable.

While cards are more accepted in larger towns and cities, having both cash and a card provides the ultimate flexibility. 

A heads-up to your bank about your Mexican adventure can prevent card issues during your travels.

Panorama of Taxco city at sunset in Mexico

Is cash needed in Mexico?

Bringing cash to Mexico is crucial. Here’s why:

  • Cash is preferred for small purchases across various vendors. It’s perfect for street food or souvenirs.
  • Handling cash can help avoid card fraud. Keep your cash safe and be discreet with large amounts.

Balancing cash and card use is key. Resort to cash for minor expenses and save the card for more significant payments.

Should you find yourself with leftover travel money, remember that you can convert your Mexican pesos to GBP with us.

How many pesos to take to Mexico for 2 weeks?

How much money you’ll need for a 2-week trip to Mexico depends on your travel style. Here’s a rough guide:

Budget traveller

  • GBP: Around £420 to £560 (about £30 to £40 per day)
  • Mexican pesos: Approximately 10,500 to 14,000 pesos (considering a rough exchange rate of 25 pesos to £1, but this rate can vary)

Mid-range traveller

  • GBP: About £1,050 to £1,400 (around £75 to £100 per day)
  • Mexican pesos: Roughly 26,250 to 35,000 pesos

Luxury traveller

  • GBP: Starting from £3,080 (at least £220 per day)
  • Mexican pesos: At least 77,000 pesos

These estimates cover accommodation, meals, local travel, and some activities. Rates can fluctuate, so checking the current exchange rate and adjusting your budget is wise. 

Having a bit extra for unforeseen expenses or emergencies is also a good idea.

Caribbean Sea scenery with green turtle in Mexico

Is Mexico cheap or expensive?

Mexico can be both cheap and expensive, depending on where you go and how you spend your money. In general, though, Mexico offers excellent value for travellers, especially when compared to many other destinations. 

Street food, local markets, and public transport are usually quite affordable. But tourist hotspots, luxury resorts, and dining in upscale restaurants can be expensive. So, whether Mexico is cheap or expensive depends on your travel choices and lifestyle.

Tipping in Mexico

Tipping is part and parcel of the Mexican service industry, especially in dining and hospitality. While not mandatory everywhere, it is appreciated and sometimes expected in higher-end establishments.

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Mexican Currency

Peso banknotes

Mexican peso notes are colourful and feature a variety of designs that celebrate Mexico’s rich history, culture, and natural beauty. The current series of banknotes includes denominations of 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, and 1000 pesos.

  • The 20 peso note often depicts Mexico’s ancient civilisations, with the most recent designs featuring the culture of the Maya.
  • The 50 peso note typically showcases Mexico’s biodiversity, with recent versions highlighting the Monarch butterfly and its migration.
  • The 100 peso note celebrates Mexico’s historical periods and notable figures. The latest design features Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, a significant figure in Mexican literature.
  • The 200 peso note depicts Mexico’s independence and revolution, with images of Miguel Hidalgo and José María Morelos, key figures in Mexico’s fight for independence.
  • The 500 peso note focuses on Mexico’s historic reform and democracy, often featuring figures such as Benito Juárez, a former president and national hero.
  • The 1000 peso note is less commonly used in everyday transactions but highlights Mexico’s ancient cultures, with the most recent design featuring the ancient city of Calakmul.

Each banknote is distinct in colour and size to help visually distinguish between them, and they include various security features to prevent counterfeiting. These notes serve as currency and a way to learn about and appreciate Mexico’s rich heritage.

Mexican Peso banknotes

Peso coins

Mexican peso coins come in various denominations and designs. The common denominations are 10, 20, and 50 centavos, and 1, 2, 5, 10, and 20 pesos.

  • Centavo coins are less commonly used but are still in circulation. They often feature Mexico’s national coat of arms, which includes an eagle perched on a prickly pear cactus with a snake in its beak. 100 centavos make up one peso, much like pennies in the UK.
  • The 1 peso coin typically displays the national coat of arms on one side and an emblematic image representing Mexico’s rich heritage on the other.
  • 2 peso coins often have a bi-metallic design, with the outer ring made of one metal and the inner part made of another, making them distinctive.
  • The 5 peso coins also feature a bi-metallic design and may commemorate important historical figures or events in Mexican history.
  • 10 peso coins are larger and bi-metallic, featuring notable historical figures and culturally significant imagery.
  • The 20 peso coin is less common but is notable for its distinctive design and size.

Mexican coins are practical for everyday transactions and offer a glimpse into the country’s rich cultural tapestry and historical milestones. 

Mexican peso coins

Mexico’s currency import and export regulations

Mexico has specific rules for bringing in and taking out currency. You can bring up to $10,000 or its equivalent in other currencies without declaring it. If you’re carrying more than this amount, you need to declare it upon arrival. 

The same goes for when you’re leaving Mexico; you must declare it if you have more than $10,000 or its equivalent. These regulations help prevent money laundering and ensure financial security. Always check the most current rules before your trip, as regulations can change.

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Alternatively, swing by our currency exchange bureau near Heathrow to collect your pesos in person.

Exchanging leftover Mexican pesos

Have some Mexican pesos remaining after your trip? We offer attractive rates for changing your Mexican pesos back to British pounds. Convert Mexican pesos into pounds with us today.

An authentic Mexican family celebrates Cinco de mayo together at a festive table


Mexico City is like many big cities worldwide: it has safe areas for tourists and others that are best avoided. In tourist-friendly areas and major attractions, it’s generally safe, especially during the day. Like anywhere, it’s essential to stay aware of your surroundings, avoid showing off expensive items, and stick to well-lit, populated areas, especially at night. Using common sense and following travel advisories can help ensure a safe visit to Mexico City.

Whether you need a visa to go to Mexico depends on your nationality. Many visitors, like those from the US, Canada, and many European countries, don’t need a visa for short visits. They get a tourist card instead. Always check the latest rules before you travel, as visa requirements can change.

For Mexico, there are no specific required vaccinations for most travellers. However, being up-to-date on routine vaccines like measles and flu is a good idea. Some might also consider vaccines for hepatitis A and typhoid, especially if planning to explore rural areas or eat street food. Always check with a health professional before your trip for the latest advice.

The best time to visit Mexico is generally between December and April. During these months, the weather is mostly dry and pleasant. This period avoids the rainy season, which can run from May to October, especially in the south and coastal areas. If you’re looking to avoid crowds and possibly find better deals, consider visiting in the shoulder seasons: April to June and September to November.

If you’re interested in the F1 Grand Prix, consider going in late October or early November when the Mexico City Grand Prix usually takes place. This combines great weather with the excitement of the race!

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