currency

The official currency in the Dominican Republic is the Dominican peso (DOP), although US dollars (USD) are widely accepted in most resort areas (but don’t count on a good exchange rate). It’s a good idea to pick up some pesos and/or USD at your bank before leaving home. You can also exchange US dollars at banks and exchange bureaus in the Dominican Republic. ATMs dispensing DOP are widespread, although there are service charges for using them. In the resort areas, most major credit cards are widely accepted.