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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 cards are safe to use, ATMs also, this is a tourist-oriented place so ATMs are generally safe. That said, use the same caution you would in the U.S. - Jul 11, 2016
This is still a big cash economy, but ATMs are available, and most medium-size (and up) stores take credit cards. - Mar 3, 2013
atm's are safe, cards are taken at the high-priced diners but many do not take them. - Nov 22, 2011
Credit cards are accepted pretty much everywhere. ATMS throughout. - Jun 15, 2011
Credit cards are widely used and accepted, without major fraud concerns. Bring 'em and use 'em. ATM cards also widely used and accepted. That said, some ATMs don't work with US bank cards -- it is a branch by branch thing, and fees vary widely, even within the same brand of bank. Easier and cheaper to use the Embassy for cash if you work there. - Dec 20, 2010
ATMs are common. Credit cards are widely accepted. You can also cash checks at the Embassy. - Feb 18, 2010
You can pay with US Debit Card or with Credit Card. - Jan 22, 2009