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 only use cash. There is an ATM at Post, or cross the border into Texas. - Apr 2018

We do not use them in Mexico at all. We use the ATM at the consulate to get pesos when needed and pay everything in cash. We use our credit cards and debit cards in Brownsville. - Aug 2016

We always used cash on the Mexican side, the U.S. side is fine for ATMs and cards. - Aug 2015

We don't use credit cards in Matamoros. There's a Mexican ATM in the Consulate - that's the only place I use plastic here. - Feb 2012

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

Read More