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#90086 - 07/29/04 02:24 PM Currency  
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In AC do most places take US currency or should we change US $'s for Belizean currency?

#90087 - 07/29/04 02:27 PM Re: Currency  
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Do NOT bother exchanging for Belizean dollars, everyone accepts greenbacks. Most often they'll give you your change in Belizean dollars.

#90088 - 07/29/04 04:06 PM Re: Currency  
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Yes everyone takes US. If you run out of cash watch out using credit cards. They take them but most charge 3 to 5 % more if using a card.

#90089 - 07/30/04 08:25 AM Re: Currency  
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Do the hotels do this as well because I did not see this posted anywhere on Banana Beach's website and we have already booked our stay there for two weeks. Not that it matters as this point - but they should make it understood. In either case, I am looking forward to my first time going to AC and having the time of my life diving.

#90090 - 07/30/04 09:02 AM Re: Currency  
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Hi Scubacat: I'm not sure if it's credit card specific, but I used my credit card all over the island and on Caye Caulker and never experienced an increase of any %.

#90091 - 07/30/04 09:09 AM Re: Currency  
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We didn't experience that at BB in June. NOTE: Your credit card company might hit you for an additional "exchange" fee on every transaction.
Oh well, vacation time, why worry...

BB will exchange travelers checks for you.

#90092 - 07/30/04 10:48 AM Re: Currency  
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Not every place charged but some of them said there would be an additional charge as soon as you showed a card. So I think they will tell you first. Ours was used mostly at resturants so maybe they are worse.

#90093 - 08/06/04 11:29 AM Re: Currency  
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mountain Larry Offline
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Travelors checks for everything and bring several.

#90094 - 08/06/04 02:24 PM Re: Currency  
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Nobody should charge the 5% fee. The only reason most businesses do is so that their bank fee is covered by your 5%.

Do not agree to pay this.

Larry is right bring loads of traveler's checks they are accepted everywhere and you hotel can cash them in for you.

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