San Jose - 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?

Yes, widely accepted and mostly safe. - Sep 2020

Yes, absolutely. I am not too comfortable taking money out just anywhere and try to do it at the office. - Jul 2018

Widely used. Locals use credit cards for even the smallest purchases. - Dec 2016

Widely accepted, though at ATMs you'll pay fees. - Feb 2016

Most places accept credit cards safely. There are cash-only places here and there. ATMs are not on every corner but you can find them when you need them. There is one in the Embassy plus a bank windor and cashier. - Apr 2014

Safe at all places which accept them. - Jun 2013

ATM's are safe to use and we use our credit cards almost everywhere. - Aug 2011

You can use your ATM and credit card everywhere. It is safe too. - Feb 2010

You can use an ATM or credit card pretty much anywhere. - Jan 2010

No problem - much better than Mexico, my other basis of comparison. - Jul 2008

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