Hi, I saw the most recent post about this, however, I seem to recall that most merchants seemed to prefer $US as opposed to $EC on our last trip (about 5 years ago). I took a bunch of $EC and very little $US. I always remember the taxi drivers quoting in $US, and we would both sit around doing the math in our heads for the conversion rate. Is that accurate? The reason I ask is that you lose some in the exchange (my bank is using the rate of $2.36 EC/ $1 US), and if the locals would rather have $US anyway, it doesn't seem worth it to change $$.
Your input would be appreciated!