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#49890 - 03/30/02 05:07 AM First time Belize questions...help..
peggy Offline
What is the best method of paying for dinners & drinks in San Pedro? Bring American dollars? Are credit cards accepted widely? Or travelers checks? I'd rather bring less cash & use credit. What about the water taxis? Do they only accept cash? Leaving next Sunday for Portofino's & Cayo Espanto. First trip to Belize & we can't wait! Any help or suggestions for restaurants would be appreciated!!

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#49891 - 03/30/02 05:42 AM Re: First time Belize questions...help..
trina Offline
We used credit cards; that seemed the most efficient. Yet, many places charge a fee. Travellers checks seemd like a hassle; to get at the bank (usually a fee at the bank at home), to cash (often a fee again in Belize), and then worrying about having change at the end of the trip, in Belizian dollars. So I advise credit cards, with a back up of a few travellers checks, just in case. Remember, no ATM machines in Belize compatible with US cards, that I'm aware of.

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#49892 - 03/30/02 06:23 AM Re: First time Belize questions...help..
KC Offline
No water taxis (that I know of) accept credit cards. Cash... US or BZ is fine.

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#49893 - 03/30/02 09:00 AM Re: First time Belize questions...help..
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For AC, I always take a couple hundred US just to get me started and the rest in traveler's cheques. I never have any trouble changing them and I've never had to pay a fee, except for when I made the exchange at the Western Union. I just use my traveler's cheques at the grocery or for dinner or something, and it is no problem at all. My hotel has changed them for me when they can and so has the dive shop. Then I have more cash for tips, etc. Because I rarely use my credit card except to pay for big ticket items like my hotel or a week of diving, I never have any surprises when I get home and I've never been charged a fee for using a credit card.
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#49894 - 03/30/02 03:58 PM Re: First time Belize questions...help..
ps Offline
Get a credit card affiliated with air mileage! Last year it was Alaska, first class, heading to AC this July-first class!
You can't beat that! (Charge everthing you can think of throughout the year-but always pay it off) (Doctors, food, gas, clothing, insurance, college tuition etc.)

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#49895 - 03/31/02 07:45 PM Re: First time Belize questions...help..
peggy Offline
Thanks everyone! I appreciate the input. Think we'll stick to credit cards with a small traveler check/cash backup. And PS, we do use a credit card with mileage, next spring it will be Samoa again, first class! We have mainly vacationed in the South Pacific & Mexico. Most our miles are on United Mileage Plus program. Now I am getting a little worried about the possible mosquito/sand flea problems though. Other boards had people saying they would never return to San Pedro because of the bugs! I know it can vary during the year & dependent on climate. I'll just take my deet & skin so soft & hope for the best. My husband has had dengue fever so he is a bit paranoid of getting bit up....and I can't blame him! ANy advice? Thanks for all the responses. First hand experience is the best!

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#49896 - 03/31/02 09:42 PM Re: First time Belize questions...help..
IslandJunkie Offline
peggy,
I was on AC in May last year - no prob with bugs. I don't even know that I laid eyes on a mosquito until I went to the mainland into the jungle area. I'm sure it depends on the time of year, I have a family friend who went somewhere (not sure where) in Belize for her honeymoon and they were miserable and scratching their bites the whole time (though they still loved Belize, I might add).

Good luck!

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