San Juan - Post Report Question and Answers

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 and widespread. Even country roadstands use ATH movil phone app hooked up to your PR bank. - May 2023

Just like the U.S. No problems. - Jan 2014

They are widely accepted. Debit cards are referred to as ATH and most stores accept them, too. There have been stories of credit card numbers being stolen from gas stations. You have to pay before you can pump gas here, and there are no pay-at-the-pump machines in use. This means you have to go inside the store, hand over your credit card, go pump gas, then come back and pick up the card. - Jun 2013

Subscribe to our newsletter

New book from Talesmag! Honest and courageous stories of life abroad with special needs.

Read More