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Currency, Exchange, Credit Cards, ATMs in Dominican Republic

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Dominican Republic's currency is the Dominican peso (RD$). Some merchants accept US dollars, however, change will be in pesos. Currency exchange offices (cambios) can be found at the airport, as well as on the street, and in major shopping centers. Some hotels provide exchange services, but, as a rule, hotels and restaurants will not give you favorable rates. On departure, up to 30% of the exchanged currency can be exchanged back to US dollars at any bank, provided original receipts are shown.

A passport is usually required to cash traveler's checks. To avoid additional exchange charges, it is advised to have traveler's checks in US dollars.

Major credit cards (American Express not as often) are accepted at most hotels, large stores, and restaurants. Some businesses add a surcharge for credit card purchases (typically 16%).

ATMs at Banco Popular, Banco Progreso, Banco de Reservas, Banco León and Scotiabank accept most foreign debit cards, though you can get only pesos.

Banking Hours are: Mon-Fri 8am-3pm, Sat 9am-1pm. In malls: Mon-Fri 9am-7pm, Sat 9am-1pm.


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