Managua - 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. - Dec 2021

Cash is still king here, but credit cards are accepted at all of the main grocery stores and higher-end restaurants. Most places accept dollars or cordobas. - Jun 2020

A lot of people use their credit cards, but I personally prefer not to do so. ATMs are common. - Apr 2018

Credit cards are widely accepted, but there are still MANY places where it's cash only (smaller businesses, restaurants). - Mar 2012

You need to be careful where you use these. The main grocery and Pricemart, good resturants are fine. - Mar 2011

We use cash. - Apr 2009

I haven't heard of credit card fraud per se but it's still common to use them only in reputable shops and restaurants. Aside from the banks, ATMs can be found in shopping malls and some gas station convenience stores. - Mar 2008

Let your bank know that you will be going to Nicaragua. Our credit card was shut off with a fraud alert after we arrived. Credit card fraud does take place. - Feb 2008

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