Are credit cards widely accepted and safe to use locally? Are ATMs common and do you recommend using them? Are they safe to use?

We use credit cards at restaurants and grocery stores. We haven't had any problems. - Oct 2019


We primarily use cash here, but we have used our ATM and credit cards without issue. Just don't let anyone take your card away to swipe it out of your sight and you'll be fine. - Mar 2015


We generally use cash, but you can use credit cards. Just have more than one handy because you never know when yours will be declined. - Feb 2011


If you are with the U.S. Embassy, you can cash checks for local currency. ATMs are available at the main tourist hotels in the valley and at some of the shopping centers. I'd exercise caution, but they're probably fine. - May 2010


Credit cards are accepted most places and there are ATMs in many locations. All are relatively safe. - Mar 2008


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