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#50457 - 04/14/02 07:42 PM Cash, credit or travelers checks?
potis Offline
What is the best way to go about paying for services while in AC? Cash seems most convenient , but obviously traveling everywhere with a "wad of cash" isn't too smart. I have heard that almost everyone takes credit cards. Are charges made in BZ currency or US$ rate? I've heard that travelers checks can be a hassle. Are there any banks in AC where we can can cash out? That way we can use cash when we need it without worring about carrying large amounts of cash with us all the time.
What's the best. thanks .

#50458 - 04/14/02 10:12 PM Re: Cash, credit or travelers checks?
Richard Chambers Offline
Cash works everywhere, so does a good creditcard. Travelers Cheques work too, i suggest taking small denominations such as $50 or so. The bars and restaurants will cash them for you. If you travel to the mainland sometimes small establishments have problems with the $100 ones though.
Have a great vacation......Richard

#50459 - 04/15/02 01:20 PM Re: Cash, credit or travelers checks?
GetMeOuttaHere! Offline
Hi, Richard....thanks for the info, but one more question re: $.....are there any ATM's in San Pedro, or elsewhere on AC? I have a Chase atm card, and use it all over Europe, so I never deal with cash or traveler's checks.....but I would like to know if I can use one on AC.....thanks in advance for any info.

#50460 - 04/15/02 09:38 PM Re: Cash, credit or travelers checks?
ACfan Offline
Sorry - no ATMs on AC - there are a few in Belize City, but, I've heard that they only accept local cards.

Bring travelers checks if you're worried about loss - everyplace on AC will accept them and generally, you won't have any conversion fee.

#50461 - 04/16/02 09:42 AM Re: Cash, credit or travelers checks?
LaurieMar Offline
Just like anywhere else I travel, I always feel safe bringing a mix of travelers checks, cash and a credit card.

#50462 - 04/20/02 10:42 PM Re: Cash, credit or travelers checks?
silkpainter Offline
The ATMs in Belize City need to have a Visa or Plus logo on it, otherwise they wont work. I wouldn't rely on an ATM card anyways. Hotels definitely take CC and most larger restaurants do also, but many small shops don't accept credit cards. I'm a merchant on Caye Caulker and I've been waiting for 5 months for my bank to get the swip card machine to me. Every place I've been into takes traveler's checks as long as the signatures match exactly and you have the same signature on your passport-the problem with travelor's checks is that there was a rash of stolen checks and forged checks not too long ago, so merchants are very very careful when accepting them. Small denominations are better than larger with cash & TC. Small shops may not have change for large bills.
-Lee Vanderwalker-Alamina

#50463 - 04/22/02 06:48 PM Re: Cash, credit or travelers checks?
Seaislegal Offline
I took all three though used only cash and travellers checks. I paid my hotel in advance via credit card though. We had safes in our rooms at Banana beach so just kept everything in there until we needed more money.

Andrea in Atlanta
Andrea in Atlanta


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