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US dollars os dominican pesos??

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US dollars os dominican pesos??

which is the preferred currency in the dominican, US dollars or the dominican peso? I am staying at the bahia pricipe in september,wondering what currency to get?

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1. Re: US dollars os dominican pesos??

think the general opinion of this forum is, if you are staying mostly in your hotel, and just doing trips then dollars are fine.

if however you are going out and about in local towns etc then peso.

we took dollars and managed just fine, got a bit of change in peso but just used this for tips

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As above has said. Main reasons being exchange, whatever you buy and where you buy, they can give you a bad exchange rate from US$ into pesos, work out what you owe in US$ and then change it back so you do end up paying more, it is up to the individual how much, even in the hotel shops you will find this. They also usually give you change in pesos so you will end up with both currencies if you take dollars.

My advice is to take $50 US, each, the rest in pesos.

Even better is to open a Nationwide Flex account, you can withdraw from the cashpoints without a charge so you need only take a small amount of cash with you.

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3. Re: US dollars os dominican pesos??

Agree entirely with Scrubmuncher

...is that a first?? ;-)

Just to add, even without the Flex account mentioned, Barclays & HSBC debit cards both work out as better deals for direct withdrawls than exchanges elsewhere, even with the charges. Note 'debit' cards not 'credit' which is likely to be expensive.

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4. Re: US dollars os dominican pesos??

I would take mostly pesos. I take about £100 in dollars, then the rest in pesos, as like evryone has said, you will most likely get your change in pesos. Don't know what the Bahia Principe is like reguarding exchanging travellers cheques, but soemtimes they will onyl change them into pesos, regardless if they are sterling or dollar tc... just a bit of extra info!


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