Everything You Need to Know About Using US Dollars in Punta Cana

The Dominican Republic is one of the most popular Caribbean destinations, and its currency is the Dominican Peso (DOP). However, US dollars are widely accepted and are often preferred to the peso. Taxis, tour vendors, and restaurants usually accept USD at the same rate as the bank. Cigars are abundant and cheap in the Dominican Republic, especially if you stick with the ones made there.

Cuban cigars are still moderately priced compared to most of the world, but if you buy one, make sure to smoke it in the Dominican Republic as Americans are not allowed to bring them back home. If you're watching your budget, stick with domestic beverages such as rum or El Presidente beer. If money isn't an issue, all first-class hotels and bars sell expensive imported liquors like Scotch whiskey. The high import taxes paid by hoteliers or bars are reflected in the price of the drink.

Credit cards are another safe way to carry money. They also provide a convenient record of all your expenses and generally offer relatively good exchange rates. You can withdraw cash advances from your credit cards at banks or ATMs, but high fees make credit card cash advances an expensive way to get cash. Keep in mind that you'll pay interest from the moment you retire, even if you pay your monthly bills on time.

Additionally, many banks now charge a 1 to 3% transaction fee on all fees you incur abroad. Be sure to keep a record of the serial numbers of traveler's checks separate from your checks if they are stolen or lost. You'll get a refund faster if you know the numbers. Remember that currency exchange rates can and will change due to a variety of political and economic factors, so check exchange rates from time to time to keep up with the cost of your vacation.When it comes to entertainment in Punta Cana, it's quite accessible for travelers.

You can bring foreign currency to Punta Cana instead of exchanging it before your visit. But if you prefer not to leave your hotel in Punta Cana, you can always choose to enjoy the entertainment services available at the Lopesan Costa Bávaro Resort Spa & Casino.Many restaurants, bars and dining establishments accept dollars, but it's always best to use the Punta Cana currency if you decide to move away from the tourist area. Nearly all of the major hotels and resorts in Punta Cana will accept American Express, Diner's Club, Airline Rewards and other cards.Punta Cana is a very touristic area and the dollar is widely accepted in main stores, squares, restaurants etc. Banks will usually adapt to your wishes to withdraw pesos from your bank account, but it may be more difficult in some parts of Punta Cana where there are no ATMs.

At our Lopesan Costa Bávaro hotel located in Punta Cana, you can request a currency exchange service to use the local currency.As you prepare for your trip to Punta Cana, it's important to know what currency to use during your visit. Although most banks will adapt to your wishes to withdraw pesos from your bank account, you may find it more difficult in some parts of Punta Cana where there are no ATMs.

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