Also located in El Poblado, this one might be convenient depending on your location. They handle exchange rates similar to Surcambios’.
However, Lleras Cambios stands out for its advisory services in trading and currency exchange.
Even though you’re getting paper money, you can use other payment methods such as virtual transfer or QR code. However, you can only do this at the exchange office, and they charge the 4×1000 (A tax implemented by the Colombian national government).
Changing your money in Medellin is safe if you go to authorized and reliable establishments! However, there are some recommendations that I think you should take into account when making such transactions:
Be accompanied by one or two trusted friends to make the money transaction.
If the amount of change is high, police accompaniment may be requested. You’ll be escorted by two cops throughout the procedure.
Don’t wear flashy outfits to avoid attention, especially if the exchange house is in a busy place.
Always check each bill before leaving the exchange house, so you avoid inconveniences and can communicate any inconsistency to the managers.
Swap Local Currency for Pesos
Now that you know everything you need to change money in Medellin, you‘ll have no problem getting some extra pesos or buying foreign currency for your next trip.
Do a detailed search of each exchange house and choose the one that best fits your budget and location!
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