How it works:
- This is a made up currency which vendors use to trick you.
- For instance, a vendor offers a gemstone or carving for $3. You pass him a $10 bill, but he only returns $1 and claims it is 3 Mayan dollars which is equivalent to $9.
Places to beware:
- Playa del Carmen
What to do:
- Clarify the currency before purchase. Ask for your money back if tricked.