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credit card use?? #232876
03/20/07 12:21 AM
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Hi
Wondering what your thoughts are on the use of credit cards in Belize. In Mexico we would only use our cards in very reputable places, because there is often problems with small time business. We might want to use a credit card to book scuba excursions, a place to stay when we visit Tikal, restaurants etc. Is american dollars the best currancy in Belize and a trip to Tikal? Are ATM use advisable in Belize? We have heard the transaction fees are high. Thanks Janice

Re: credit card use?? [Re: Janice and John] #232889
03/20/07 08:22 AM
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I use my credit card all the time in Belize. There is a foreign transaction fee that shows up on my bill, usually about US$15.00 for a weeks worth of charges. Some credit cards don't have those charges though. I've never had any trouble with fraud or bogus charges on card.

I've never been to Tikal, but I'm pretty sure you're going to have to exchange money for Guatamalan currency.

On Ambergris Caye, there are several ATM's that take US cards. I withdrew $500.00BZ and it cost me $252.00US. Your bank may have other charges though.

Re: credit card use?? [Re: JeanH] #232892
03/20/07 09:45 AM
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Bank 1 is the credit card to use. They don't charge a foreign exchange fee in addition to the fees buried in the foreign exchange conversion.

The best rate in Belize is the direct conversion of US$ bills to local currency. Therefore bring all the US$ currency you can afford to carry.

Re: credit card use?? [Re: GBZ39] #232936
03/20/07 05:58 PM
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Nor does my Cap One Mileage Card!


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Re: credit card use?? [Re: klcman] #232940
03/20/07 06:30 PM
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What's in YOUR wallet?

Revwarding. Very very very revwarding.


I will have a Belikin -- put it on klcman's tab.
Re: credit card use?? [Re: Otteralum] #232963
03/20/07 11:47 PM
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Thanks for the advice. In Mexico the american dollar rules unless you are in a very small town away from everything.

Re: credit card use?? [Re: Janice and John] #232970
03/21/07 08:36 AM
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Yea, but if you use American dollars in Mexico you generally lose on the exchange rate. Most people just give you 10:1, when the actual exchange rate is closer to 11:1.


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