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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?

No problems. Many ATMs. - Dec 12, 2017
No troubles. - Jan 23, 2012
Works the same as in the US, no problems. - Apr 28, 2010
We kept our bank account in the States and had no problems. ATMs are very available. - Dec 29, 2009
Despite world-class technology and ATMS all over the place, many restaurants and smaller stores strongly prefer cash. Some shady-seeming places probably wouldn't be the best place to risk sharing your credit card data. - Feb 24, 2008