Here is the deal with gringo pricing, unfortunately, there are people here that like to take advantage of the fact that you have dollars in your pocket. that sucks, but it does happen.
Now, not everything is gringo pricing, I do have to make that clear. There are zones where all prices are high or higher because the services are provided in hush-hush areas and are premium. How can you identify gringo pricing? beer for 10 mil pesos, I guess depending on the bar you could be paying that price. I would not know about that part of retiring here sorry lol sorry 😝
It’s very easy to get gringo priced in tourist zones, and actually, now that I come to think about it, is very easy to get gringo prices even if you are a local in these tourist zones, and there are most than probably people that are experts at identifying people to gringo price.
One of the easiest ways to get gringo priced is in a taxi. Sorry but taxi drives are the worst at gringo pricing, someone. So, be very careful when you take a taxi, what we recommend is to download a taxi app or have a person that you trust to recommend someone if you must take a taxi…Uber away my friend.
At the beach in Cartagena or Santa Marta is super easy to get gringo priced, it’s even funnier because if stuff like this happens to you, pleaseeeeee record it and post it, trust me, it’s the best way to fight that kind of abuse.
If you ever do get gringo priced the best thing to do is to report it, report it online, TripAdvisor and so on it has to be known. People that gringo price foreigners are scum, they make the name of an amazing country on the floor, that is not been a patriot…I think..Anyway ask away, let me know if you have any questions, and we will try to answer them all.