Bank on a Bike in Mahahual, Mexico

Life at Mahahual, Mexico on the Costa Maya

  There are no banks in Mahahual, only ATM machines in town and at the port.  Most of the people who work in the restaurants, beach clubs, and at the port make their money off the tourists from cruise ships, so most people here get paid in cash.  It is hard to cash in dollars for pesos here, because most stores in the surrounding villages and towns, where most people who work here live, prefer pesos over dollars.  When the cruise ships are in town all the stores here take dollars and euros, or anything anybody has.  Also I lot of Europeans travel through here and need to acquire pesos.

  On the malecon here there is a moving, mobile bank on a bike.   Every day when a cruise ship is in town Ricardo Tolosa works the malecon and the town here on his bike trading dollars for pesos.  Tolosa…

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