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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 highly used here. - Oct 3, 2017
Credit cards are widely accepted. It is relatively safe to use them; skimmers are not a huge thing here yet. - Jan 15, 2017
Due to the economic crisis, most business prefer for you to use cash rather than credit cards. Some restaurants and other places used to take credit cards and now do not, so it is always good to call them in advance to check. We used a credit card at the Makro (now The Mart) and never had an issue. We used ATM machines all over the city on a regular basis and never had an issue or safety concern. - Dec 20, 2016
No problems using ATMs and credit cards at the grocery store, but most Tavernas and Kiosks(newsstands) only accept cash. - Sep 7, 2013
Credit cards are accepted almost everywhere, especially Visa and Mastercard. Diners is also used extensively, and to a lesser extent, American Express. ATMs can be found everywhere, but there have been cases of fraud (fake ATM readers which block your card) and thieves grabbing your money, so try to use sheltered ATMs! - Jul 14, 2012
ATMs are everywhere. - Jun 30, 2010
No problems; ATMs are everywhere, except at the cashiers counter at the grocery store. - Jan 6, 2009
Credit cards are accepted, but cash is preferred. - Dec 27, 2008
I haven't had any problems. I had heard that ATMS run out of cash on the weekends, but I've never experienced that. - Jun 20, 2008