The main area is Punta Cana, which only has all-inclusive complexes, where guests experience their stay by chalk-white beaches. You can get closer to everyday Dominican life in Bayahibe, a small place closer to the capital Santo Domingo, as the two complexes are ordinary hotels.
When the editor of Flash visited DR he was enchanted by the wonderful beaches and lovely crayfish dinners “in the village”.
The currency is called Peso oro, DOP. 1 DOP is around SEK 0.20. FOREX Bank’s advice for the Dominican Republic is to take a reasonable amount of Pesos, you can import/export DOP 20,000, just under SEK 4,000, and to take the rest of your spending money in US Dollars.