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#18782 - 12/28/04 09:09 PM Gasoline
SuzyQ Offline
We will be renting a car to get around. How is the gas situation there? What company's will I find and do they accept gas cards and credit cards?

#18783 - 12/29/04 01:41 PM Re: Gasoline
Barbara K Offline
Most usually accept credit cards but not all, and cc machines are not always working. Texaco & Shell are the main ones. Fill up whenever you can - no stations in the remote areas (Pine Ridge, etc) Price is $8 and change BZD/gallon!

#18784 - 12/30/04 06:53 AM Re: Gasoline
SuzyQ Offline
Thanks Barbara K. How about travelers checks? I don't really want to carry a lot of cash.

#18785 - 12/30/04 07:01 AM Re: Gasoline
Richard Chambers Offline
Travelers checks are taken at most places in the country. I try to keep the amounts from $20-$50
as some smaller establishments may have trouble with the change for :p larger ones.

#18786 - 12/30/04 10:05 AM Re: Gasoline
SuzyQ Offline
If I use travelers checks, can I expect to get my change in US or BZ? I don't suppose it matters if I'm there for a few weeks. Will the tour guides take them or should I keep some cash for them?

#18787 - 12/30/04 10:57 AM Re: Gasoline
Richard Chambers Offline
Almost always got change in BZ bucks except for some small denomination US, like $1 !
I used the checks for lodging,golfcart,bar tab,and some larger meal tabs. Normally got them changed at the banks. Sometimes at the resort.
I always paid the Tour guides tips in cash. :p

#18788 - 12/30/04 07:56 PM Re: Gasoline
SuzyQ Offline
Just one more question, will I find a bank, even a small one, in San Ignacio to change travelers checks for cash or should I do that in BC? The road to San Ignacio, is that a fairly well traveled road? We will be traveling it during the day but I'm still a little nervous. I have friends that keep telling me not to worry, they will pay the ransom but all I have read and heard about is what an awsome experience Belize was and how hospitable their hosts were!! I'm hoping this is the case!

#18789 - 12/30/04 09:57 PM Re: Gasoline
NYgal Offline
You really need to relax and enjoy your trip. Nothing's gonna happen. It's all open highway, just like a good 2 lane highway that runs through small towns. You will be able to see all around you most of the time. Nice roads.

Can't help with the travelers checks in St. Ignacio we used cash for gasoline.

GO SLOW, they will smile

#18790 - 12/31/04 12:35 AM Re: Gasoline
Barbara K Offline
several banks in San Ignacio. not a problem. safe road - just watch the speed bumps.

#18791 - 12/31/04 09:53 AM Re: Gasoline
NYgal Offline
Yes, that first speed bump will be a gentle reminder that MORE are ahead. They are mainly in villages, school areas and churches and run in lots of 1 to 3.
Bump bumb bump...kinda hard on the teeth wink

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