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What Currency of money is best to take ?

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london
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What Currency of money is best to take ?

Hi,

Going to the Dominican Republic for the first time in May, can anyone advise what would be the best currency to take US $ or Dominican Pesos ?

Thanks

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1. Re: What Currency of money is best to take ?

If you plan on just staying on the resort with a few souvenirs and a couple excursions then USD is perfectly fine... If your intentions are to be "off" resort at local places (restaurants, bars, etc) and doing lots of shopping then you will want to have some Peso's

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2. Re: What Currency of money is best to take ?

Hi tabby64, you are more than welcome to bring along US Dollars since they are widely accepted in all areas, we hope you have a blast!! :o)

london
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Thanks for your fast response, most helpful.

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US Dollars is the best.

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5. Re: What Currency of money is best to take ?

In all resort areas of DR, USD and DOP can be used interchangeably.

I bring USD for excursions and shopping. I bring DOP for tipping as the workers must exchange USD to use in their areas like Higuey.

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6. Re: What Currency of money is best to take ?

USD and Dominican Pesos are equally fine to be used.

i would recommend to bring some USD cash for smaller stuff, like tipping and souvenirs etc, if you purchase more expensive things like massages, excursions, have dinner at off resorts restaurants etc, there you can also use a credit/debit card once you run out of the brought cash funds, so no need to overly load on cash unless you have already a specific activity planned/booked which would require cash payment in USD.

have fun

Mike

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