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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?

You could use credit cards pretty much anywhere. We generally used the embassy ATM but they were elsewhere and safe to use. - Oct 19, 2017
Credit cards are reasonably safe to use here and ATM machines are common around the city. - Oct 7, 2016
Most places take credit cards, ATMs are located throughout the city and in all major shopping spots. It seems that they are mostly safe to use. Always carry cash because oftentimes CC machines at places will not work. - Jun 18, 2014
We use cash. You can use CC but it is mostly a cash society. - Sep 13, 2010
The banking sector is suprisingly developed here, and we use ATMs quite a bit. Many restaurants and bars simply do not know how to use the credit card machines that they have, so cash is best. - Jul 20, 2008
I don't use credit cards or ATM cards but I know people who do. ATMs are available at some banks. Credit cards are accepted at grocery stores and restaurants. Cash is just easier. - Jan 29, 2008