In Feb 2018, we crossed the land border from Mexico to Belize in Chetumal. Even though exit fees are charged with all airline tickets, she didn’t care and charged us again (no receipt of course). This is a known scam, but the immigration agents are all in on it. Our driver on the Belize side said that this happened all the time, and that one guy tried to complain to the supervisor and just ended up wasting hours.
After our time in Belize, we entered Mexico by ferry, again in Chetumal. I didn’t have pesos or exact change in US dollars, so I held out a US$ bill, expecting change. The guy looked delighted and told me the cost of entry was Exactly the amount I was holding out. Other tourists in line saw this, but what could we do but pay. Again, they are all in on it, so my tip would be to have the exact amount in hand.
Chetumal is the capital of Quintana Roo state. The greedy immigration officers there are a disgrace to their state and country.