Belmopan - Post Report Question and Answers

Are credit cards widely accepted and safe to use locally? Are ATMs common and do you recommend using them? Are they safe to use?

Credit card are safe to use at resorts and major restaurants (in a building). Otherwise local BZE dollars or USD are an accepted form of payment. I have heard troubling things about local ATM use. I have never had to use these as the embassy is able to cash checks. - Feb 2019

Not a big deal at the grocery store, but you can get cash at the embassy or the bank for use in the market. We haven't had any trouble. - Jun 2015

We knew of several cases of credit card fraud while we were there. I avoided using mine unless it was a trusted establishment. ATMs inside the banks seemed to be safe enough. - Jun 2015

There are some ATMs, particularly at the banks, and they appear to work well. Credit cards are accepted in the larger establishments (including supermarkets). - Jan 2011

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