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Money in PC

Overland Park, KS
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Money in PC

Does anyone have suggestions on the best form of money in Punta Cana? Traveler checks, credit card, cash (american), etc? Are there ATM's? Thanks all

Aaron

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11. Re: Money in PC

We were in PC last week from Mon-Fri. Took $75 in ones for tips, didn't spend all of it. We tipped housekeeping and for re-stocking the mini bar daily, tipped bartenders in the beginning but quit after con't. poor service, (we did con't. to tip the friendly ones). Also tipped a couple of dollars at meals. We donated a little to the casino but other than that didn't buy anything.

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12. Re: Money in PC

Re how much to spend,

We brought about $50 in ones and $50 in fives. We chose to tip the housekeeper $5 daily and the fridge guy $2 daily. Bartenders were tipped at the beginning and before we left. Likewise, we did the same for the waiters. We spent a total of $200 on gifts for home, but $130 of that was jewelry. The total was $500 and we brought money home with us. Unless you plan on doing a great many excursions, $500 should cover you for the week. Don't forget you need $10 USD per person for the tourist visa to be paid when arriving. Also, check with your travel agent to see if the $20 per person was included in your package. I think the $20 was a departure tax? I know it was $20. It was included in our package, but I really can't remember what it was for.

Hope this helps.

PRIZE

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13. Re: Money in PC

We brought over $1000 in cash and our credit card/bank card (which we never used). We brought so much cash because we weren't sure what excursions we would be going on etc. Anyways, we never converted our money to pesos, wasn't necessary as the USD is accepted everywhere. We never encountered any of the shop vendors giving pesos as change for USD. If you paid in USD you got change back in USD. When we needed to break a $20 we just went to the information desk in the hotel and requested $1 bills for tipping, etc. Remember to keep watch on the strength of the peso each day. (it changes almost everyday). It was posted near our hotel information desk each day. This way when an item you are purchasing is priced in pesos, you can convert to how much they are asking USD. What was really convenient was that our cell phone calculator converted it for us! :-)

Have a great trip!