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Should we take Dollars or DOP (Pesos)

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Should we take Dollars or DOP (Pesos)

We are going to Dom Rep in March and have read many conflicting reports to which currency we should take. The travel agent said Pesos as tipping in this currency is better and the currency conversion is better than Dollars. However I have read just as many reports saying Dollars is best. HELP I don't know whats best?

Thanks

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1. Re: Should we take Dollars or DOP (Pesos)

Hi there

With the $ as strong as it is I would suggest Pesos.

After all it is their currency.

The only time you'll need $s is for the Visas.

Happy Hols

Sparky

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2. Re: Should we take Dollars or DOP (Pesos)

Hi,

We go to the Dom. Rep once a year and always take pesos, only take $$$ for the Tourist Card on entry and $$$ for the Departure Tax.

Angie.

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3. Re: Should we take Dollars or DOP (Pesos)

Hi

Thanks for the advice, can you pay for the tax on departure by credit card?

Julie

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4. Re: Should we take Dollars or DOP (Pesos)

Departure tax can only be paid in US $.

John

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5. Re: Should we take Dollars or DOP (Pesos)

We got back yesterday and never changed our US dollars for pesos anywhere-they all took US dollars with no exchange rate problems at all

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6. Re: Should we take Dollars or DOP (Pesos)

us dollars are fine. I always take $100.00 in ones and $100.00 in 5's and 10's for trips and tipping.

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7. Re: Should we take Dollars or DOP (Pesos)

I'll 2nd that one BobNH , we bring only US $$$

Many 1's for tips and others for casino's / trips and gifts

Ohla

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8. Re: Should we take Dollars or DOP (Pesos)

Always US $$.

england
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9. Re: Should we take Dollars or DOP (Pesos)

Hi Julie

Are you norfolk UK or norfolk USA?

Cause if you're UK go for the Pesos.

The $-£ rate is really low at the moment.

Everything (apart from trips) is priced in pesos, if you pay in $ they allways "round it up" in their favour.

Sparky

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10. Re: Should we take Dollars or DOP (Pesos)

Sparky,

You just beat me to it about asking Julie is she U.K. or USA.

I totally agree with you.

Angie.