Your next destination is the region Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, you have everything organized for an incredible vacation, but you forget a little detail: what is the currency of Punta Cana? Can the change be made in the country? Are euros or dollars used?

In this article we will explain everything you need to know about Punta Cana’s currency, which are their respective divisions in currency or note format and which is the most recommended currency to make your changes smoothly.

What currency is used in Punta Cana?

Being from the Dominican Republic, the currency of Punta Cana is the Dominican peso or “peso”, as the inhabitants of the area call it.

It is represented with the abbreviations DP $ or DOP $ and, currently, it is allowed to use the 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000, and 2000 Dominican pesos bills and the 1, 5, 10- and 25-coins Dominican pesos.


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Dollar vs Euro: what is the most recommended currency?

In some establishments they accept the dollar and the euro without problems, you should know that the latter has drawbacks when it comes to making currencies. Although the euro is a currency of different value, locals quote it in the same way as the dollar.

A good alternative is to use credit cards. But it will always be necessary to have cash tickets in case some business does not give you the possibility of paying by card. And ATMs only sell in local currency and dollars, never in euros, so we recommend bringing US dollars.

How much do some services cost in Punta Cana?

Now that you know that the recommended currency for Punta Cana is the Dominican peso and the American dollar, we will offer you information on the price of some services available in the region.

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The prices that you will see in the article are estimates, since they may vary according to the rise or fall of the dollar and other financial factors. Also, this can serve as a guide to make the currency conversion of Punta Cana easier.

Urban transport

The good thing about traveling to the Dominican Republic is that it has a wide variety of urban public transport options such as taxi, plane, bus, and ferry. Also, you can rent a car if you have a driving license and you are over 21 years old, whose price ranges around 60 dollars.

If this is not your case, the most recommended means of transportation to walk around the city is the bus, whose approximate price is one dollar. If you opt for a first-class bus, it would cost you about $ 7.

You can also rent a motorcycle taxi, the price of which does not exceed 2 dollars. And if you take a taxi from the airport to downtown Santo Domingo, the price to pay is approximately between 44 and 50 dollars.

Gastronomic places

Many restaurants, bars, and gastronomic establishments accept dollars, but it is always better to use the currency of Punta Cana if you decide to get away from the tourist area. In these places, you will find a great variety of typical dishes that reflect the identity of the region.

The most popular dish in the Dominican Republic is sancocho, whose price in euros does not exceed 4 dollars. The restaurants offer it for about 200 Dominican pesos, and it is made up of beef, cassava, potatoes, and plantains.

If you choose to eat at a hamburger, it will cost you about 6 dollars; having a beer in a bar costs around 4 dollars and have a coffee about 3 dollars. The menu price in restaurants can vary between 18 and 20 dollars, depending on the type of menu and restaurant you choose.

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Leisure and entertainment

The good thing about exchanging Punta Cana’s currency with regard to entertainment is that it is quite accessible for travelers.

And is that, a ticket to the cinema can cost about 5 dollars, while access to a museum costs about 3 dollars, although some tourist attractions in the region are free and open access.

But if you prefer not to move from your Punta Cana hotel, you can always choose to enjoy the entertainment services available at Lopesan Costa Bávaro Resort Spa & Casino. Also, enjoying the beach and collecting fun moments around the city are priceless.


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Tips for using money in Punta Cana

When managing currency currencies in Punta Cana, there is always the question of whether prices are higher or lower for foreigners.

Many choose to continue using the dollar or the euro, but, as we mentioned in previous sections, both currencies are quoted in the same way, although we know that the euro has another value.

The most appropriate thing is to travel to the Dominican Republic with American dollars for the subject of the quote. Also, it will be easier for you to go to an exchange place and get the Punta Cana currency, which is the Dominican peso, to make your purchases or access services more easily.

But if you cannot do this, at our Lopesan Costa Bávaro hotel, located in Punta Cana, you can request the currency exchange service to use the local currency. Also, we have ATMs where it will be easier for you to withdraw cash and make your purchases in souvenir shops or pay in restaurants.

For more information about the Punta Cana currency and the currency exchange at our hotel, contact us and we will answer your questions.



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