Using an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) in Mexico is the same as in most countries throughout the world. In order to access ATM services you will need a banking card that is linked to your savings or checking account at a bank that participates in this system.
Every bank in Mexico has an ATM machine operating 24 hours a day. The amount of cash you are allowed to withdraw each day from an ATM in Mexico is determined by your bank’s policies. If you need to withdraw more than your normal limit you will have to contact your bank’s customer service department at the telephone number printed on your card to have your limit raised.
Most of the ATMs are in English and Spanish so you can chose which language you would like to see displayed. The amount of money will always be shown in Mexican pesos except when using a machine that will dispense either Pesos or Dollars. Not all machines offer this choice so you will have to plan ahead and locate those machines if you want dollars. In most tourist areas you can find ATMs that will give you an option between Pesos and United States dollars.
There is a fee to use the ATM system so we suggest that before going to an ATM in Mexico you have as much information as possible, both from you’re bank and the bank in Mexico. This way you will know exactly how much you’ll be charged for withdrawing money from an ATM in Mexico. Some United States banks have agreements with certain Mexican Banks to waive the ATM fee.