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Money and costs

Currency
Dollars (BZ$)
Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated August 29, 2016 11:25AM UTC
Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
BZ$150
  • Camping or dorm bed: BZ$10–40
  • Double room in a budget hotel: BZ$50–100
  • Street-food stalls or self-catering: BZ$3–10
  • One-hour bus ride: BZ$5
Midrange
BZ$150–400
  • Double room with private bathroom: BZ$100–200
  • Dinner and drinks at local restaurants: BZ$15–35
  • Adventure and caving activities: BZ$65–200
  • Taxis or golf-cart hire: BZ$20–80
Top end (more than)
BZ$400
  • Luxury accommodations per double: from BZ$300
  • Fancy restaurants in resort areas: BZ$30–50
  • Transportation by rental car or organized shuttles: BZ$80–100
  • Shopping, day spas, private tours: from BZ$100

ATMs are widely available; credit cards are accepted at most hotels, restaurants and shops.

Tipping

Tipping is not obligatory but is always appreciated if guides, drivers or servers have provided you with genuinely good service. Some hotels and restaurants add an obligatory service charge to your check (usually 10%), in which case you definitely don't need to tip.

  • Hotels Belizeans generally don't tip in hotels but baggage porters appreciate a small gratuity.

  • Restaurants Rounding up the check by somewhere between 5% and 10% is usually a suitable tip.

  • Taxis Tips are usually not expected.

  • Tour Guides In high-volume areas, tour guides are used to receiving tips for good service