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what is the best money to use?

I will be in Sosua the week of Feb 19th, just wondering if I would get by with using american money or should I get domincan currency, this is my first time there>

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1. Re: what is the best money to use?

In Sosua you will want to have Pesos (unless you enjoy being overcharged).

You can obtain pesos by using a debit card at an ATM (connected to a bank in the daytime is best) or by changing CD to pesos at any money store.

Taxis and excursion are priced in USD but will take pesos.

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2. Re: what is the best money to use?

If using an ATM or Credit card notify your bank of your travel plans or they will put a hold on the card with the first use fearing fraud.

Yes use pesos for you purchases, food, drink, and such.

Don't get your pesos at home unless you can get a better rate then 38.7 pesos to the dollar (US) which is what you will get here or better

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3. Re: what is the best money to use?

Today's rate for CD to Pesos is 37.1/1 CD.

wallycabarete.com/html/wally_cambio_en.php

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4. Re: what is the best money to use?

I got 38.93 at the bank yesterday

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5. Re: what is the best money to use?

US or Canadian Bob?

Sosua, Dominican...
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6. Re: what is the best money to use?

It was US dollars

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7. Re: what is the best money to use?

It's going to hit 40 very soon.

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8. Re: what is the best money to use?

So more pesos for your dollar . . . hmm. . .

It would be nice if it hits 40 by late March, early April . . . lol . .. cuz' that's when I'll be there . . .

B0bk, was that Banco Popular?

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9. Re: what is the best money to use?

Prices at the duty free at the airport are in U.S. dollars. Paying in Pesos instead will result in a poor exchange rate there.

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10. Re: what is the best money to use?

Not banco popular but Santa cruz

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