Buy Mexican pesos online

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Why buy Mexican pesos from M&S Bank?

Dazzling beaches and epic mountain views; we can see why Mexico has taken your fancy. And whether it's choosing which book to relax with on the beach, or packing your camera to snap the vibrant architecture, even prepping for your holiday can be exciting.

If you are planning a trip to Mexico, we offer a number of benefits when you buy Mexican pesos from M&S Bank.

  • Our stores are open 7 days a week
  • Buy Mexican pesos online and collect from your local Bureau de Change
  • Exchange any leftover currency when you return using our buy back service

Click and Collect Mexican pesos

MXN Mexican pesos exchange rate

The exchange rate may differ depending on the day you order your currency.

Find today's Mexican peso exchange rate here. Or use our Mexican peso converter to see how much you could get for your pound.

How to sell back Mexican pesos

Do you have left over Mexican pesos from your recent trip? We can buy back foreign currency from you.

How to order Mexican pesos

Our online and in-store services make ordering your Mexican pesos simple:

  • Order your Mexican pesos online with our Click & Collect currency service. Choose your collection date and collect from your local Bureau de Change.
  • Or visit your local Bureau de Change to buy Mexican pesos*. You can find our Bureaux de Change in M&S stores nationwide. Many are open seven days a week late into the evening, so you can buy your Mexican pesos at a time that suits you.

Countries that accept Mexican pesos

Mexican pesos are the official currency of Mexico, and are accepted everywhere in the country. While other countries also use pesos, (like Argentina) the Mexican peso is only accepted in Mexico.

Why visit Mexico?

From the pristine sandy beaches of Cancun or Tulum, to the bustling streets of Mexico City, there's plenty of great places to visit in Mexico. You could soak up some history at the ancient Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza, or sample your way through some fiery street food at local markets.

When planning your trip to Mexico there's lots to think about in advance, like travel insurance, travel money, and airport parking. Because of the tropical climate, Mexico also has a wet season, so if you're looking to avoid this you'll want to plan your trip to avoid these months.

Mexico is a popular destination for holidaymakers, and prices vary from the busy tourist areas to the lesser known spots off the beaten track. While many places take cards in Mexico, you'll probably want to keep a little cash handy in the Mexican currency the peso.

Our currency converter can help you see how far your money will go in Mexico, so you can start planning out the perfect trip.

Mexican Peso facts and history

The Mexican peso is identified by the currency code MXN. The symbol used to show prices in Mexico is the same one used for dollars, $. You can tell the difference as prices in Mexican pesos will sometimes be followed by the letters 'MN'. For example, $50 MN. This stands for 'Moneda Nacional', which means 'national currency'.

The Mexican peso is divided into 100 smaller units called 'centavos'.

Mexican currency comes in the following denominations of bank notes:

  • 20 pesos
  • 50 pesos
  • 100 pesos
  • 200 pesos
  • 500 pesos
  • 1000 pesos

You can buy Mexican peso online using our Click & Collect service.

Frequently asked questions

Can I use my bank card in Mexico?

Lots of hotels, restaurants and businesses in Mexico will allow you to use your bank card while you are abroad. Electronic payments are the norm in most tourist areas. However, some smaller shops, street food stalls or markets might only accept cash, so it is best to make sure you have some Mexican pesos on you.

ATMs are known as 'Cajeros' in Mexico. You can usually use your bank card to withdraw money, but be aware you may well be charged a higher fee for cash withdrawals abroad than if you pre-booked your travel money.

What are the typical prices in Mexico?

One of the reasons Mexico is so popular as a holiday destination is that prices are quite reasonable compared with the UK. You can expect to pay around:

  • $19 MXN for a soft drink
  • $50 MXN for a coffee
  • $600 MXN for a mid-range meal for two

Prices in tourist areas might be a little steeper than you'd find in the local districts of bigger cities like Mexico City.

Check our currency converter to see the latest exchange rates for Mexican pesos.

Can you use other currencies in Mexico?

Because Mexico is popular with visitors from the US, businesses in some tourist areas like Cancun or Tulum may accept US dollars as well as Mexican Pesos. Where this is the case, you might see two different prices listed for things like drinks or food.

How difficult is it to get a visa for Mexico?

It's relatively easy to visit Mexico as a tourist. UK citizens can use the 'visa on arrival scheme'. On entering the country, your passport will be stamped with the number of days you're allowed to stay. This is usually up to 180, although it might be less so make sure to check. You'll also need to make sure your passport is valid for at least the duration of your stay, and for at least six months from the date you enter Mexico to be eligible for this scheme.

If you're planning to work in Mexico, you will need to apply for a visa. You can do this by contacting the Mexican Embassy.

You should always research the most up to date visa guidelines before planning a trip.

Should you tip in Mexico?

Like many places, tipping in Mexico is quite standard. You can expect to tip around 15-20% for great service in restaurants and cafes. Tipping your taxi driver is up to you. If you've had a good ride, it's normal to round up the taxi fare or add on a few pesos to show your appreciation.

Check the Mexican exchange rate and order Mexican Pesos online.

What languages are spoken in Mexico?

Most people in Mexico speak Spanish as the official language of the country. It's a remnant from the country's colonial past, when Spanish rule was established around the 16th Century.

The indigenous languages of Mexico do still exist, but aren't as widely spoke as Spanish. The government recognises 68 of these indigenous languages as being of equal importance to Spanish. The most common are Nahuatl and Yucatec Maya.

Don't worry if you're not fluent in either Spanish or Nahuatl though - many people in the main tourist destinations like Tulum, Cancun and Mexico City will also speak some English.

What is the latest government travel advice for Mexico?

Mexico has a 'hurricane season' so it's a good idea to always check with the government foreign office for the latest travel advice in case your trip is disrupted. The hurricane season is usually between June and November.

While Mexico is a well-trodden tourist destination, the government advice is always to stay alert. There is a risk of street crime, as well as more serious clashes and organised crime.

It's worth checking the details of your travel insurance policy to make sure you're covered in case anything goes wrong before or during your trip.

You can also visit the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) for the latest government travel advice for Mexico.

What is the best time of year to visit Mexico?

The weather across Mexico can vary a lot. While it's generally warm most of the year round, the hot and dry season runs from November to April. May to October will still offer plenty of sunshine, but tends to be wetter with heavy rainstorms.

Check the latest exchange rate for Mexican Pesos and order your travel money online through our travel money hub.

Important documents

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Other popular currencies

If you are planning a future holiday or a trip that takes in multiple destinations, these other currencies may be useful:

Jordanian dinar
US dollar
Swiss francs

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