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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?

This is largely a cash economy but fortunately ATMS are common and seem safe to use. International withdrawal fees are harsh though - try to arrange a deal with your bank ahead of time. - Nov 29, 2017
No problems. Just check the exchange fees with your bank. - Nov 3, 2015
Many people have had their cards eaten in ATM machines, though I never had a problem. It depends, though I can't say what it depends on exactly. It seems rather unpredictable. No issues using a CC in Carrefour, but I wouldn't use one in smaller places. - Jul 29, 2013
Credit cards are accepted. US cash is not accepted. Upon arrival I tried to tip someone at a hotel a few US dollars, and he didn't want it - Jun 21, 2013
ATMs are safe to use. Credit cards should only be used in hotels and major restaurants. - Feb 3, 2012
They work fine. Best option for getting cash. - Oct 28, 2011
ATM machines are everywhere and easy to use. We used cash otherwise, but some restaurants took credit cards. - Jul 11, 2010
They usually work, but sometimes they ALL are down. - May 3, 2010
You can use them, but you're better off carrying cash. - Jan 13, 2010