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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