The currency in Punta Cana is the Dominican Peso (DOP), although you may find that some prices are displayed in US Dollars. If you’re travelling from the UK, we recommend you exchange some money before you leave, so you’ve got some cash available as soon as you arrive for taxis, tips, and snacks. You can order your currency to collect from your local store or have it delivered at a time that suits you and delivery is free on orders over £500. Make sure you allow at least five days for your DOP to be available.
Punta Cana Currency comes in RD$ 50, RD$100, RD$200, RD$500, RD$1000 and RD$2000 notes. When you order your currency ask for a variety of notes and avoid the RD$2000 because many businesses won’t accept these. Coins are in 1,2,5,10 and 25-peso pieces. It’s worth having a range of currency for smaller purchases and tips.
It’s possible to use a credit or debit card to withdraw currency in Punta Cana, and to make purchases. We recommend you advise your bank that you’re travelling, so they don’t regard any transactions as suspicious, and inquire about their charges for using this abroad. These fees can be quite high, and many travellers find using a pre-paid travel card such as Lyk is a simple way to keep on top of your spending. It can be loaded up before you go away, topped up as you need it and managed online. The only fees are for cash withdrawals, which is a flat rate rather than a percentage. There’s 24-hour support too, so if your card is lost or stolen, you know you’re covered.
With over 175 years’ experience, we can answer any questions you may have about Punta Cana Currency. Just call into a store, get in touch online, or give us a call and let us help you get your Caribbean dream off to a relaxing start.