Cash or Plastic money in Peru
Cash or Plastic money in Peru Reviews
Jan 07, 2008
Besides knowing the currency of a foreign country and how to exchange money is also good to know how easy is to pay with credit, debit cards, traveller checks or cash. Here are some recommendations for you paying in Peru.
Well, cash is the easiest way. Everybody will take it. Just be sure to have "Sencillo" or change. If you have US$100.- bills most people won't accept it. There was a problem with fake bills some time ago, so people don't trust them any more.
Credit and debit cards are more accepted everyday. They accept them almost everywhere. If you want to bargain is better paying with cash. They won't accept any bargain if you are paying with a card. If you want to use your credit/debit card, you have to show your ID card. Either your passport or driver license will work fine. Also if you are paying at a restaurant you can add the tip.
By the way is important to know that Visa, Mastercard and AMEX are accepted here. But Visa is by far more popular. Specially regarding the Debit cards. If you want to use an ATM, is better using a GLOBAL NET one. They are the yellow ones. They accept any card.
And regarding the traveller checks, mmm, they aren't so popular anymore. Just some touristy stores and hotels will accept them.
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