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Guatemala City

Are credit cards widely accepted and safe to use locally? Are ATMs common and do you recommend using them? Are they safe to use?

Prevalent within Guatemala City. Outside the city, best to have cash. - Jun 7, 2015
We use credit cards most everywhere we go. We only withdraw cash from the bank at the Embassy. - Apr 23, 2014
Credit and debit cards are accepted nearly everywhere. Beware of card fraud, however. - Jan 3, 2014
Lots of places accept credit cards. Think twice about using ATMs, though, as there air frequent reports of theft and card copying scams. - Nov 7, 2011
Make sure the ATM you're at is well-lit and lots of people are around. You hear stories of people slinking around them and stealing your money when you're leaving. It's best to go to one that has a guard nearby. - May 2, 2010
You can use them pretty much anywhere. Just be careful - someone who's just used an ATM or is walking out of a bank is a target for being held up! And only use your credit card at reputable places, of course. - Mar 11, 2008