The easiest place to find a local bank is to go to any of the big shopping malls – Palma Real Shopping Village, San Juan Shopping Center, Jumbo & Downtown Mall and Blue Mall Punta Cana where you’ll find at least one bank and an ATM.
The two major banks you’ll find in Punta Cana are:
Banco del Progreso
You’ll also find these banks around Punta Cana: Banco BHD, Banco Leon, Banesco, BanReservas and Scotiabank.
If you need to withdraw money from the bank with your credit card, please remember to bring your photo ID (passport) – e.g. if you need to withdraw from inside the bank with a bank teller/cashier. Be aware that you will only be able to withdraw the local currency (Dominican Pesos) from your credit card. So, in case you need USD, you will first have to withdraw Pesos and then exchange them to USD.
Banks in Punta Cana are usually open from 8 am or 9 am and close between 3 pm and 5 pm. It is definitely best to come early in the morning and to avoid the lunchtime and after-work rush as well as payday (end/beginning and middle of the month) where banks tend to fill up with customers and lines will be very long.
If you need to make a deposit or exchange money at the bank, please note that some banks can be very careful with the quality of bills that they accept. For example, some banks will not accept USD notes that are teared or are in any other way damaged. They may also refuse bills that have been written on – especially USD 100 bills.
US coins and coins of other currencies have no value in the Dominican Republic and are not accepted anywhere.