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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?

Safe to use credit cards at the hotels, grocery store and some restaurants that bring the card running terminal to the table. We've got a Bank of America at the US consulate to cash checks and also a safe ATM there. - Nov 18, 2017
ATMs are plentiful and we use our credit card in stores with no problem. - Sep 20, 2016
ATMs are everywhere, but they just might not work at times. Credit cards can be used in most grocery stores, hotels, and higher-end stores. Carry cash, as it's easier. - Mar 16, 2015
ATMs are plentiful and we've used our credit card in stores with no problem. - Jan 18, 2015
No real problems with either. ATMs that accept your card may be scarce and may also have a ridiculously low withdrawal limit. The U.S. Consulate has a Bank of America inside where employees can cash checks. - Nov 20, 2014
No problems overall. - Jul 18, 2014
Most small shops are cash-only, but there are many ATMs all over the city. I haven't had any problem using credit cards or ATMs. - Mar 2, 2012
Many major grocery stores and other retailers accept credit cards and ATM cards. There are ATMs located throughout the city; some will accept cards from American banks and some won't. Smaller retailers and street vendors will only accept cash, and preferably exact change. - Feb 27, 2012
ATMs are widely available, but many places do not take credit cards. - Jan 11, 2011