We just returned from Dreams in PV last week. In the past, we've asked our servers if they prefer dollars or pesos, and were always told that they preferred dollars. However, since we hadn't been to PV in the last couple of years, we researched the topic here, on the forum. After reading a number of posts on this subject, we were convinced that we needed to use pesos this time around.
So, when we arrived at the airport, we withdrew pesos from an ATM. After that, we went to the taxi stand, to request a taxi to Dreams. We were then asked if we would be paying in pesos or dollars. When we told the attendant that we would pay in pesos, he had to check with three different drivers before he found a driver willing to take us to Dreams. We thought that was a little strange, so I decided to ask the opinion of the different servers & maids that we had throughout the week. Every single one, without missing a beat, stated that they much prefer dollars. Since we had brought $100 in singles with us, just in case, it was no big deal to us either way.
However, I am left feeling very confused on this subject. I have used this forum MANY times in the past. It is such a great resource; I just can't tell you all how much I appreciate the time you take to answer all of the various questions. I'm not exaggerating when I tell you that all of you have helped to improve our vacations greatly! So please, understand that I am NOT complaining about the information we received about pesos. So many of you on this forum have 10 times the experience we do in regards to PV, so I am completely convinced that you all really know your stuff. (Especially considering that this was only our 4th time there.) I just can't help but feel curious though. Why do you think our experience, regarding pesos, was so different from what most of you have encountered in the past? Thanks again to everyone who takes the time to post here! :o)