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Dollars or Belizean money? Travelers Checks? #18585
09/19/04 10:50 AM
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We are staying in San Ignacio for four days and the Amergris Caye area for four days in April. What is the best way to handle money while in Belize? Do most places prefer American dollars or their own? Will traveler's checks be too much of a hassle? Thanks.

Re: Dollars or Belizean money? Travelers Checks? #18586
09/19/04 11:42 AM
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MOST WILL TELL YOU THAT TRAVELER CKS ARE NO PROBLEM I DON'T TOTALLY AGREE WITH THAT BUT TYPICALLY TAKE ABOUT 1/3 OF OUR SPENDING MONEY IN THAT FORM. OTHER THAN THAT WE JUST TAKE US$'S AND SPEND THEM AS NEEDED WHILE RECIEVING BZ$'S IN CHANGE


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Re: Dollars or Belizean money? Travelers Checks? #18587
09/20/04 11:22 AM
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Yeah, U.S. dollars and Belize dollars are accepted with equal fervor anywhere in Belize. I usually bring traveller's cheques as a backup in case I lose my cash, credit cards and ATM card. TCs are accepted at most places a visitor is likely to go, though not in small shops and restaurants off the beaten path.

Now that ATMs at Belize Bank accept foreign issued ATM cards on the CIRRUS and PLUS networks, it's easier to get cash (they dispense Belize dollars).
Belize Bank isn't in Placencia or Caye Caulker, however.

--Lan Sluder


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Re: Dollars or Belizean money? Travelers Checks? #18588
09/21/04 03:35 PM
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I find that most places prefer BZ's and have noticed a few rolled eyes from bar tenders when using US dollars

Re: Dollars or Belizean money? Travelers Checks? #18589
09/21/04 04:06 PM
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The rolled eyes are 'cause you are paying a BZ$10 tab with a US$100 note, thus wrecking the bars cash drawer. The US is very welcome but bring smaller bills (US$20s are good) or exchange to BZ$ at your hotel front desk.

Re: Dollars or Belizean money? Travelers Checks? #18590
09/22/04 07:17 AM
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Us dollars, Belize dollars,travelers checks & credit dards all work........the main thing is just bring plenty. It goes fast when you're having fun.

Re: Dollars or Belizean money? Travelers Checks? #18591
09/23/04 08:04 AM
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I don't ever recall paying with $100 bill. That would just be tacky!

Re: Dollars or Belizean money? Travelers Checks? #18592
09/23/04 08:53 AM
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I didnt find anyone who minded taking my $100 bills. We went through 40 or 50 of them, no problem :-)


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