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Five banks operate on Ambergris Caye: Alliance Bank, Atlantic Bank, Belize Bank, First Caribbean International Bank, and ScotiaBank. Most are open weekdays from 8 until midafternoon, with longer hours on Friday afternoon.
On Caye Caulker, there's just one bank with an ATM machine that accepts foreign-issued ATM cards, Atlantic Bank on Back Street, in a new building near Chan's Market. It's open weekdays 8-2:30. There are no banks on any other islands.
All the local banks except Alliance Bank accept ATM cards issued outside Belize, giving cash in Belize dollars. Cash advances on your Visa or MasterCard are also available from these banks.
Heritage Bank. Formerly Alliance Bank, Heritage Bank has an office in San Pedro and also partners with several credit unions in Belize, including St. Francis Xavier Credit Union, which has an office and ATM on Pescador Drive at Ambergris Street. 33 Barrier Reef Dr., San Pedro. 226/2136. www.heritageibt.com.
Atlantic Bank. The Atlantic Bank San Pedro office is on Pescador Drive, but the ATM in on Barrier Reef Drive. Pescador Dr., Office is on Pescador Dr., but ATM is on Barrier Reef Dr., San Pedro. 226/2195. www.atlabank.com. Avenida Langosta, Caye Caulker. 226/0207. www.atlabank.com.
Belize Bank. Belize Bank has a large office on the north end of Barrier Reef Drive and ATMs in San Pedro on Pescador Drive in the center of town, in the Richie's and Island supermarkets, on Coconut Drive, and in the Wings department store. 49 Barrier Reef Dr., San Pedro. 226/2482. www.belizebank.com.
ScotiaBank (12 Coconut Dr., San Pedro. 226/3730. www.scotiabank.com/bz.)
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