If you prefer to spend cash, you can usually get by on around $50 to $100 BZD per day. Keep in mind that Belize isn’t cheap compared to the rest of Central America, and sales taxes are a hefty 12 percent. If you do carry a significant amount of cash, be discreet.
Porters, waiters, and bar tenders expect a tip, so it’s a good idea to have at least a little cash on hand. It’s also normal to tip your tour guide.
Most businesses in Belize accept credit cards, and credit cards are generally the safest way to make purchases while you’re traveling. Only in Belize’s smaller villages will you find businesses that only accept cash.
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