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

Credit cards are widely accepted, but you need to be careful with fraud. Always ask that the credit card scanner be brought to you, and never let your credit card out of your line of sight. - Feb 2020

Credit cards are widely accepted and safe to use. Just make sure if at a restaurant they bring you the machine (Datafono). We only use ATMs inside a bank or grocery store. - Aug 2019

We use a credit card most places with no trouble. There are several ATMs people use regularly and have not had problems. Normal travel precautions should be enough. There is an agreement with a Colombian bank to cash checks when we need pesos. - Mar 2012

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