Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!
Topic Options
#351711 - 09/17/09 03:37 AM Belize dollars to pesos
Monel Offline
For those of you that know me but haven't heard, we are relocating to mexico on Friday for better telecommunications. Quick question for anyone who knows...The best way to change Belize money into Pesos would be here before we cross over ? Or after we cross the border ?
_________________________
If we give Peas a chance won't the Lima Beans feel left out ?

Top
#351715 - 09/17/09 12:03 PM Re: Belize dollars to pesos [Re: Monel]
CaptOneIron Offline
Smart thing would be to convert to dollars and then pick and choose when you convert to pesos after you get there. Actually Swiss Francs would be better financially but given the dollars dominance in Mexico it is the better choice.
_________________________
Captain One Iron

Top
#351716 - 09/17/09 12:03 PM Re: Belize dollars to pesos [Re: CaptOneIron]
CaptOneIron Offline
Sorry, I meant US Dollars.
_________________________
Captain One Iron

Top
#351719 - 09/17/09 01:18 PM Re: Belize dollars to pesos [Re: CaptOneIron]
SimonB Offline
Most people travelling from here to Mexico for vacations and shopping change their funds to US dollars. You can change some at the border and then look for the best rates when you arrive at your destination. Money changer rates fluctuate daily in Mexico and you'll find rates can differ greatly from one money changer to the next. Going where you're going you should just walk around until find you get the best deal you can find.

Top
#351739 - 09/17/09 03:49 PM Re: Belize dollars to pesos [Re: SimonB]
Phil Offline
You can't change Bz$ once in Mexico certainly in and around QR -DF might be different. Do it at the border on the Belize side afer Immigration as you cross. If you are talking about thousands it might be a little different and I would get some feedback in Corozal first. Good luck in Mexico.

Top
#351761 - 09/17/09 07:37 PM Re: Belize dollars to pesos [Re: Phil]
MisterB266 Offline
There are at least 3 money changers on the main street in Chetumal. The last time I went through, their rates were the same (maybe a little bit better) as the rate at the border.

I've also changed at money changers in Playa, but the rate wasn't as good as Chetumal.

I've tried to exchange cash at banks in Chetumal without success; they told me to go the money changers.

ScotiaBank operates in both Belize and Mexico. If it's a large amount, you might consider opening accounts in both countries and doing a transfer. There might be fees, but worth checking out.

Edit to add...
My comments refer to changing BZ$ to pesos.

Top
#351776 - 09/18/09 12:03 AM Re: Belize dollars to pesos [Re: MisterB266]
Cybercayecaulker.com Offline
I change U.S. dollars into pesos at the bank in Mexico. With Belize dollars, I try to get pesos at Belize Bank in Corozal, if they have any, they give the best rate of anyne, however, if you do not have a Belizean passport they will restrict you to $250 U.S. equivalent. They let my husband change as much as he wants, he's Belizean. There is a money changer at the mall by Liverpool also, there is a money changer at the Nuevo Mercado, there is a little windowsed place on the right side of the street near Pollo Brujo that will change Belize dollars into pesos, in addition to several on Avenida Heroes which is the main shopping boulevard that will change Belize dollars into pesos. I agree with Simon and Martin, you get a much better rate with U.S> dollars than with Belize dollars, sometimes up to 10% better, it all adds up in the end.
_________________________
Caribbean Colors Art Gallery, Caye Caulker
www.caribbean-colors.com
www.caribbean-colors.blogspot.com

Top

Links
Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!


Things to do

News
Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
BelizeNews.com
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Amandala
Love FM
The Reporter
Caye Caulker
Chronicles

PLUS TV
TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
SanPedroScoop
iTravel Belize
Paradise Theater

Blogs
San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
Tacogirl
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Bound for Belize
Conch Creative
As The Coconuts Drop
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
Chaa Creek is an award-winning luxury Belize Resort, rated as one of the worlds best Eco Lodges. We are a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981!
White Sands Dive Shop - 5 Star PADI Dive Facility - Daily diving, SCUBA instruction and Snorkeling
Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free!
We manage a variety of homes, apartments, condos and commercial properties here on Ambergris Caye. Our minimum lease on ALL properties is six months.
Conch Shell Inn: All rooms are right on the beach in the heart of San Pedro, so within walking distance to anything and everything!!
Lilí Alphonse has snorkel equipment to fit anyone as well as Marine Park Tickets and flotation devices to assist those not as experienced.
Coastal Xpress offers a daily scheduled ferry run to most resorts, restaurants and private piers on the island of Anbergris Caye. We also offer  private and charter water taxi service.
Mini Chat

Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
December
S M T W T F S
1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Who's Online
2 registered (2 invisible), 40 Guests and 6 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
18,674 Registered Members
44 Forums
64,049 Topics
462,277 Posts

Most users ever online: 1,262 @ 06/10/07 07:16 PM




AmbergrisCaye.com CayeCaulker.org HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town
BelizeSearch.com Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History
BelizeNews.com Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory
BelizeCards.com SanPedroDaily.com Picture of the Day

The opinions and views expressed on this board are the subjective opinions of Ambergris Caye Message Board members
and not of the Ambergris Caye Message Board its affiliates, or its employees.