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cash and ATM question #98214
03/01/05 07:56 PM
03/01/05 07:56 PM
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jfabes Offline OP
jfabes  Offline OP
I have read that there are a few ATM's that are in san pedro but they work with only local bank cards for belize banks. I thought I had remembered reading a trip report from someone stating that there are now ATM's that will work with american ATM cards, is this true? If it is true, the curreny that is dispensed is in US dollars or belize dollars?

If my mind is playing tricks on me and there currently is no ATM in san pedro that works with our american ATM cards I guess I will have to go the cash and travelers checks route. What is the largest amount a travelers check should be in order to make it easier to use on AC?

Re: cash and ATM question #98215
03/01/05 08:01 PM
03/01/05 08:01 PM
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Lan Sluder/Belize First Offline
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That used to be true, but no more. Belize Bank has about a dozen ATMs around the country, including one on Front Street in San Pedro, that will accept foreign ATM cards on the PLUS and CIRRUS networks. First Caribbean Bank (formerly Barclays) has a few ATMs that also accept foreign cards, but none in San Pedro.

Cash is dispensed in Belize dollars.

To be safe, it's a good idea to bring a mix: ATM card, cash, TCs, credit cards. The ATM might be down when you most need it.

And, as they say, bring half the clothes and twice the money you think you'll need.

--Lan Sluder

Lan Sluder/Belize First
Re: cash and ATM question #98216
03/01/05 09:48 PM
03/01/05 09:48 PM
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We recently spent some time on AC. We found that everyone took 20's, depending on how much your buying 50's and $100's. But there are several banks that will cash a travelers check with proper ID and it is always in BZ. Our hotel would also cash them.

Re: cash and ATM question #98217
03/02/05 07:04 PM
03/02/05 07:04 PM
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kippe Offline
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The only problem with the Belize Bank ATM is that they seem to always work on it when the bank is closed, i.e. Saturday mornings and it often runs out of money by Sunday night. Get your cash for the week-end Friday night!"Temporarily out of service"!

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